A Walt Whitman Requiem (Piano Red.)

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A Walt Whitman Requiem (Piano Red.)

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for soprano solo, mixed chorus, and strings (or organ) (1984)

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  • Premiere: 10 May 1993 / The Loomis Chaffee School Auditorium, Windsor, Connecticut / The Loomis Chaffee School Chorus & Orchestra / Mark Jon Gottschalk
  • Instrumentation: soprano, mixed chorus, strings (or) organ
  • Duration: 30'
  • Text: Walt Whitman (E), Requiem Mass (L) 
The Loomis Chaffee School

The Loomis Chaffee School

Program Note

Composed during the summer of 1984 and completed on 19 May 1984 at Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Walt Whitman Requiem was commissioned by the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut and first performed by the Loomis Chaffee School Chorus and Orchestra on 10 May 1993 conducted by Mark Jon Gottschalk. Hagen revised the piece in March of 1999 in New York City.

— Burning Sled, 2004

(Banner photo: Walt Whitman)