by Larry Nickel
“This opus poignantly expresses a universal hope for peace: a major work on a grand scale – an all encompassing, all inclusive work, which demonstrates craft, genius, moral and religious conviction, and a profound sense of musical integrity.”
Dr. Stephen Chatman (head of composition at UBC)

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featuring the UBC School of Music Chorus and Symphony Orchestra – Bruce Pullan director – recording available

1) Listen to the more recent Ukraine performance – with chamber orchestra
2) Study individual movements with the music score, libretto, audio and video – click here
3) There are four a cappella movements – study the 4 scores while you listen
4) Listen to the CBC radio feature (with interviews)


click here to read the original libretto


Dr. Stephen Chatman – chairman of composition dept. UBC
Dr. Kevin Meidl
– Appleton West High School (Wisconsin)
Jon Washburn – Vancouver Chamber Choir
Fred Sjöberg – Örebro Chamber Choir (Sweden)
Robert Cooper – Orpheus Choir of Toronto
Dr. Gerald Neufeld – Guelph Chamber Choir
Viktoria Konchakovska – Kiev Symphony Chorus
Dr. Julia Davids – North Shore Choral Society (Chicago)
Jeff Joudrey – Halifax Camerata




Regular Hard Copy Print or Digital Format (PDF) learn more

Choral Book – CP 1187

$30.00Add to cart

Choral Book – PDF – CP 1187 PDF

$20.00Add to cart

If interested in this large work, please write Larry directly
Conductor Score (either version) – $100.00 – HARD copy – (8,5×11)
Conductor Score (either version) – $50.00 – PDF
– (make your own copy and enlarge at will)

Instrumental Parts – $7.00 eachsent via PDF files


  • Cypress makes rehearsal tracks for choirs –  here is a demo
  • Singers can practice their parts, on their own time, and avoid the pain of note-pounding during choir rehearsal.
  • Rehearsal Tracks normally cost $30 per song. Requiem for Peace has 16 choral movements.
  • Purchase the entire set at the reduced price of $20 per movement; $320 (save $160).

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1) Fratres in unum – (Latin)
2) Requiem aeternum – (Latin)
3) Long Black Arm – (English)
4) Bugles Sang – (English)
5) Ahni Shalom – (Hebrew)
6) Bahni Adam – (Farsi and Arabic)
7) Kyrie eleison – (Greek and Latin)
8) Bêtise de la guerre – (French)
9) Bing Che Xing – (Mandarin)
11) Hiroshima Lacrimosa – (Japanese)
12) Håll Facklan Högt – (Swedish)
13) Dulce et Decorum  (Latin and English)
14) Kinderen van de Vrede – (Dutch and German)
15) Reconciliation – (English)
16) Agnus Dei – (Latin)