The interpretation and experience of the Requiem in contemporary culture

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Abstract

In this article I explore the interpretation of the Requiem by contemporary composers and singers. I will do so on the basis of two Requiem compositions: the Requiem by John Rutter (1986), a romantic and consoling composition, and the postmodern eclectic Requiem by Karl Jenkins (2004). The central questions are how the Requiem is interpreted by contemporary composers and shaped into a personal, musicalized view of death and afterlife, and how contemporary Requiems, in particular those by John Rutter and Karl Jenkins, are experienced and interpreted by singers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages14
JournalJaarboek voor Liturgie-onderzoek
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Requiem

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