Libera me was commissioned in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on March 11, 2004 in Madrid. The work is inspired by the final absolution text of the requiem mass. My aim was to compose a piece for violin and piano that respectfully keeps the memory of the innocents who lost their lives on that tragic day, but also, as the text suggests, to reflect and bring a prayer for their souls.
Violin and piano
Bruno Peña, violin. Jennifer Muñiz, piano at the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld Hall, New York City on March 1, 2006