The many young soldiers who fell in World War I deeply affected Herbert Howells, yet his Requiem primarily exudes hope. The reassuring voice given to death inspired the American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang. He fashioned five love poems from Schubert’s imposing body of Lieder into the moving cycle Death Speaks.
Herbert Howells – Requiem Ola Gjeilo – Days of Beauty; The Crossing; Across the Vast, Eternal Sky; The Spheres; Ubi Caritas; The Ground
Bart Van Reyn
One of Belgium’s most sought-after conductors of the new generation, Bart Van Reyn is passionate about opera, symphonic and vocal repertoire.