Joseph Charles Beutel – Kastalsky Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Joseph Charles Beutel – Kastalsky Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:45 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Classical
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Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music, including the extraordinary Requiem for Fallen Brothers which consequently lay forgotten for over a century. The Requiem is a rich and varied mosaic that honours those who perished in the First World War, poignantly combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations, even including Rock of Ages. This unprecedented and peerless monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice was acclaimed on its 1917 premiere as a ‘uniquely Russian requiem that… gave musical voice to the tears of many nations’.


1. Joseph Charles Beutel – I. Requiem aeternam. Give Rest to the Souls
2. Cathedral Choral Society – II. Kyrie eleison
3. Cathedral Choral Society – III. Rex tremendae
4. Anna Dennis – IV. Ingemisco. Guilty, Now I Pour
5. Cathedral Choral Society – V. Confutatis. While the Wicked Are Confounded
6. Anna Dennis – VI. Lacrymosa
7. Joseph Charles Beutel – VII. Domine Jesu. Now the Laborer’s Task Is O’er
8. Anna Dennis – VIII. Beati Mortui
9. Cathedral Choral Society – IX. Hostias
10. Orchestra of St. Luke’s – X. Interludium. From the Direction of the Japanese Troops, Gentle Music Is Heard
11. Cathedral Choral Society – XI. Sanctus
12. Cathedral Choral Society – XII. Agnus Dei
13. Joseph Charles Beutel – XIII. What Sweetness in This World Is Not Mixed with Grief
14. Cathedral Choral Society – XIV. Rock of Ages
15. Cathedral Choral Society – XV. Kyrie eleison
16. Cathedral Choral Society – XVI. Interludium. Hymn to Indra
17. Cathedral Choral Society – XVII. Requiem aeternam