Fauré’s Requiem is one of the most frequently performed choral works – but what to programme alongside it to complete a full evening event?
Following the success of Jonathan Dove’s new piece Arion and the Dolphin (designed to be paired with Carmina Burana), the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust is now funding the commission of a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem, with forces matching the popular Oxford University Press edition by John Rutter.
It is anticipated the work by young composer Danyal Dhondy will be approximately 25-30 minutes in length and a perusal score will be available by December 2017, with full materials from February 2018.
The music will be available digitally free to Making Music members for the two seasons from September 2018 or from the date of the premiere, whichever is the earlier.
What you can do now
- If you’re planning to perform Fauré’s Requiem in the next two seasons, consider including this new piece in your concert plans.
- Listen to some of Danyal Dhondy’s work on his website.
- If you’re considering this new work, please get in touch to register your interest so we can let you know as soon as we have any materials for you to see or hear, and for details of the premiere, currently anticipated to be February 2018 in London.