Requiem pour une améicaine à Paris is dedicated to the memory of Anita Cipriani, beloved aunt and Godmother. She was a French teacher at Hunter College Elementary School, and Convent of the Sacred Heart both in Manhattan. The consummate educator, she studied in Paris throughout her life, spending much of her life in France. In 1992, she was honored by the French Government at the French Consulate in New York as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, a decoration founded by Emperor Napoleon I to honor outstanding academics. A woman of deep faith and prayer, she was the true embodiment of “joie de vivre.” Her joy of life and deep faith sings on in this requiem.
- World Première on All Souls Day, 2012 at St. Cecilia Church, Boston.
- Richard Kelley, trumpet | Richard J. Clark, organ
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- Click here for Hi-Def 88.2 Khz recording | Evan Landry, Recording Engineer
I.Introit | Requiem aeternam
II.Gradual | Requiem aeternam
III. Sequence | Dies irae
V. Offertory | Domine Jesu Christe
VI. Communion | Lux aeterna
VII. Last Farewell
Subvenite Sancti Dei
Credo quod Redemptor