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Requiem - Pianissimo

by Virgin Black

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seth i bought mezzo forte in december ‘07 when the end distro was having a christmas sale; i was in high school and have always associated the themes from these records with the holidays as a result. over a decade later, while driving home from my grandfather’s funeral, a full day’s trip, i discover that this, the first (and final) chapter has been released. perfect timing, prefect record. please keep making music, mates.

& if it ever becomes possible to press the trilogy on vinyl, my money’
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Radical Dreamer Miraculous in every sense of the word.
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Spleen 63 Ce dernier volet de la trilogie "Requiem" débutée en 2007 avec Requiem Mezzo Forte (magnifique album) atteint des sommets en terme d'intensité, ici, le black métal au demeurant très mélodieux du groupe ne transparait guère plus qu'à travers quelques réminiscences. C'est le néo classique qui domine cette musique poignante, sombre et admirablement bien construite autour des voix lyriques des deux chanteurs. Du grand art tout simplement. Favorite track: Remembrance.
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Dies Irae 05:02
Until Death 04:27
Pie Jesu 08:39
Remembrance 03:46


The long-missing first section of Virgin Black’s requiem mass, recorded in 2006, Requiem – Pianissimo represents the all-orchestral stage of the full requiem’s 2.5 hour duration.

Here, performing the score composed by Virgin Black’s Sesca Scaarba (formerly Samantha Escarbe) and Rowan London, is The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, with Adelaide Stamford Academy Choir giving voice to the choral arrangements – the ASO’s Bruce Stewart as conductor.

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released November 30, 2018



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