Adapted by the composer in 2012 from the fifth movement of Requiem for the Innocent. This work for mixed chorus and string orchestra combines the traditional Latin text of “Agnus Dei” with “Libera me,” both included in the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass setting. The composition is at the same time an individual prayer for out lost loved ones as well as a community reflection on loss and the humble need of humanity to ask for forgiveness and absolution. A solo soprano from the chorus leads the individual prayer coming out of the collective intercession.
str, SATB, soprano solo