FOUR A CAPPELLA MOVEMENTS
from REQUIEM FOR PEACE

by Larry Nickel

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featuring the Kiev Symphony Chorus directed by Viktoriia Konchakovska on Feb 20, 2020
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1) Kyrie eleison (Psalm 133 in Latin)

Kyrie, miserere nobis 
Kyrie, dona nobis pacem 
Kyrie eleison 
Dona nobis pacem
Christe eleison 
Exaudi orationem meam 
Dona nobis pacem

2) Twenty Eight Bayonets (Russian)

translation to English

You are not destined to stay among the living,
You will not rise from the snow…
Twenty-eight wounds inflicted by bayonets,
Five gun-shot wounds.
A bitter new shroud
For my beloved I sewed.
Oh, how Russian earth,
loves, loves blood.

 

3) Håll Facklan Högt (Swedish – Pär Lagerkvist)

Tänd hoppets fackla i kvävande kväll, 
blås levande själ i dess låga.
Än ligger glöden på altarets häll
och gudarna kan vi fråga.
Håll facklan högt
Låt ljuset skina av kärlek och fred, 
få skina av kärlek och fred.
Vår människovärld har mörknat ner, 
men åter skall eldarna tändas
och vigda facklor som klarhet ger 
med budskap kring landen sändas. 

translation to English

Light the torch of hope,
Blow living soul into its flame.
Still there is glow on the altar
Still the gods are there to be asked.
Hold the torch high
Shine the light of love and peace. 
Our human world is getting darker,
But the fires can still be lit
And the torches can still give clarity 
With a message sent around the world. 
 

4) Reconciliation (Walt Whitman)

Word over all, beautiful as the sky, 
Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage 
must in time be utterly lost, 
That the hands of the sisters, Death and Night 
incessantly softly wash again, 
and ever again, this soiled world; 
For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead, 
I look where he lies white-faced and still in the coffin
I draw near, bend down 
and touch lightly with my lips 
the white face in the coffin

VIEW SCORE

  1. KYRIE ELEISON (PDF)
    2. DVADTSAT VOSYEM SHTÏKOVÏKH (PDF)
    3. HÅLL FACKLAN HÖGT (PDF)
    4. RECONCILIATION (PDF)

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