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Music by Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, Ildebrando Pizzetti and others

2006 (Clarion), re-issued 2009; Edison Award Winner, twice Grammy®-nominated (Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical)

Recorded October 2005 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY

Conspirare has many strengths, both technical and artistic, but to these ears among its greatest is the ability to make music speak to the soul powerfully and pervasively. The music on this disc, then, finds a special advocate in Conspirare. These works address death and dying. love and loss, and remembrance. The musical language in them ranges from the simple harmonic clarity of an early American hymn tune to dissonant tone clusters. These artists find beauty in each sonority and constrain those sonorities to serve the rich texts that they set. (from Harmonia Mundi notes by David Mead)

“… the performances by [Conspirare] are exemplary in every technical respect.” — Fanfare

“A magnificent recording.” — International Choral Bulletin

“I praise the gorgeous sound, the impeccable balance and intonation, the careful and thoughtful shaping of phrases, the delightful choice of repertoire, the supportive engineering, and so much more. Surely the Howells has never received a finer performance.” — Composer Daniel Gawthrop

Requiem (Herbert Howells)

  1. Salvator Mundi
  2. Psalm 23
  3. Requiem æternam (1)
  4. Psalm 121
  5. Requiem æternam (2)
  6. I heard a Voice from Heaven

from Three Songs of Faith (Eric Whitacre)

  1. hope, faith, life, love
  2. i thank You God for this most amazing day
  1. We Remember Them (Donald Grantham)

Messa di Requiem (Ildebrando Pizzetti)

  1. Requiem
  2. Dies Irae
  3. Sanctus
  4. Agnus Dei
  5. Libera Me
  1. The Road Home (Stephen Paulus)
  2. Requiem (Eliza Gilkyson)