Whitwell, Symphony No. 2

David Whitwell (b. 1937)

Symphony Nr. 2, Sinfonia da Requiem (1988)

  1. Requiem Aeternum [Rest Eternal]
  2. Tuba Mirum [The Trumpet Shall Sound]
  3. Dies Irae [Day of Judgment]
  4. Lacrymosa
  5. Libera me [Deliver me]

This symphony was written after a period of some weeks when my thoughts were centered on the death of Mozart. The symphony might be considered a Requiem for a man who never had one.

The score and parts are available from Maxime’s Music.

This live performance by the University of Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, Ronald Johnson, Conductor, was given on 22 March 1996, in the Great Hall of the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Budapest.

1. Requiem Aeternum [Rest Eternal]

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2. Tuba Mirum [The Trumpet Shall Sound]

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3. Dies Irae [Day of Judgment]

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4. Lacrymosa

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5. Libera me [Deliver me]

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