Da Vinci Requiem

Cecilia McDowall
Vocal score
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for soprano and baritone soloists, SATB chorus, and orchestra
This significant seven-movement work from Cecilia McDowall presents an imaginative pairing of extracts from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci with texts from the Latin Missa pro defunctis. Da Vinci's reflective and penetrating insights into the nature of mortality and all that it encompasses cast new light on the familiar Requiem texts, and McDowall employs her orchestral forces to create a rich, atmospheric backdrop to the profound narrative presented by the chorus and soprano and baritone soloists. Dark, sonorous writing precedes an energetic 'Sanctus', and the closing bars of the luminous 'Lux aeterna' create a powerful allusion to da Vinci's concept of 'The Perspective of Disappearance'.

  • Significant sacred work by Cecilia McDowall
  • Imaginative pairing of the Latin Requiem texts and extracts from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Solo and chorus movements
  • Orchestral accompaniment


  • Introit and Kyrie
  • The Virgin of the Rocks
  • I obey thee, O Lord (Lacrimosa)
  • Sanctus and Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
  • O you who are asleep
  • Lux aeterna

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193519022
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 68
Duration: 35 Mins
Publication Date: 09/05/2019
Format: 297x210
Voices: SATB
Force: Soprano & baritone soloists, SATB, & orchestra
Instrumentation: 2fl (+picc), 2ob (+CA), 2cl (+ Bass CL), 2bsn (+ Cbsn), 2hn, 2tpt, timp, perc, hp, str
Level of difficulty: C

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