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Harald Weiss
1949 -
H. Weiss
Harald Weiss (26/05/1949) is a German (born in Salzgitter) composer, director, screenwriter, and free-lance artist. Weiss's compositions are influenced by minimalism, as well as jazz and rock musics. Numerous trips (in the context of theater workshops and tours) to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America have also had a significant influence on his music. Weiss has received many awards for his musical compositions and films, including the Niedersachsen Kulturpreis (1982), the Kulturpreis of Bielefeld (1984), and a fellowship from the Villa Massimo in Rome (1985-1986). In 2009 Dorothee Mields and Andreas Karasiak were the soloists in his requiem composition Schwarz vor Augen und es ward Licht dedicated to the Knabenchor Hannover, premiered on 31 October 2009 with the NDR Symphony Orchestra.[1] Weiss has lived in Majorca, Spain since 1984, and his music is published by Schott Music.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2009
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Joseph von Eichendorff, Hermann Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rabindranath Tagore, Harald Weiss and Latin mass
Label(s): Rondeau ROP 7003/09
Starfish Music
Requiem for boys soprano, Sopran, Tenor, Flügelhorn, mixed Choir and orchestra (2008/2009). Texts by Joseph von Eichendorff, Hermann Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rabindranath Tagore, Harald Weiss and Latin mass.
This Requiem contains:
Schwartz vor Augen ...
1. Lehre uns bedenken
2. In Paradisum
3. Und meine Seele spannte
4. Requiem aeternam
5. Mors stupebit et natura
6. Selig sind die Trauernden
7. Libera me 8. Entreiß dich, Seele, nun der Zeit
9. Und die Seele unbewacht
10. Herbst
11. Lehre uns bedenken - Lux aeterna
... und es ward LIcht!
1. Sanctus
2. Veni, sancte spiritus
3. Lacrimosa
4. Rex tremendae
5. Ich muss Abschied nehmen
6. Lux aeterna
7. Der Tod, dein Diener
8. Kann mein Auge sehen?
9. Dein Bote ist es
10. Lux aeterna
11. Sanctus
12. Dies irae - Offertorium
Source:booklet of cd Rondeau ROP 7003/09