Querela pacis - The Complaint of Peace (Hommage à Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)


by Vladimír Godár

soprano, alto and bass soloists, SATB chorus and chamber orchestra
Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Desiderius Erasnmus Roterodamus; Johann Amos Comenius; The Lament for Urim; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Psalms 101 & 50; Requiem mass; Alfred Tennyson
fl.ob(=ca or oboe da caccia in F) - perc(1): t.bells - harpsichord(=organ) - harp - strings
Latin, English, Sumerian
First Performance
FP: 23.7.2009, Europa Cantat, Domkerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Marieke Steenhoek/Jan Kullmann/participants of the Europa Cantat festival/The Northern Consort/Florian Heyerick. FP(revised vrsn): 10.7.2010, Pohoda festival, Trenčín, Slovakia: Hilda Gulyásová/Petra Noskaiová/Tomáš Šelc/St. Martin Cathedral Choir (choirmaster Dušan Bill)/Solamente naturali/Andrew Parrott

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Godár's oratorio 'Querela pacis' released on CD

Just out on CD, a haunting oratorio, 'Querela pacis' by Slovak composer Vladimír Godár. Rob Cowan of BBC Radio 3 has said of his music "it's as if Monteverdi, Janácek and Górecki have settled on a universal language." Read more

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