AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

Rest: An American Requiem for Choir and Brass

by Evan Paul

Institution: University of Oregon
Year: 2015
Keywords: Brass; Requiem
Record ID: 2058241
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/18709


Rest is an English-language Requiem Mass for mixed choir and sixteen brass players. The text is translated into English by the composer from the original Latin and Greek. It comprises twelve movements, and a performance is approximately fifty-five minutes in length. The work serves as a continued exploration of composing for brass, begun in 2010. The work is constructed primarily from the tetrachordal triadic supersets – that is, tetrachords based on major and minor triads – connected through parsimonious voice-leading. Rest is my third mass in a series of works in various languages composed for various ensembles.