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Hubert Lawrence du Plessis
1922 - 2011
South Africa
H.L. du Plessis
Hubert du Plessis (07/06/1922 - 12/03/2011), an South African composer. He was born on the farm Groenrivier in the Malmesbury district. He attended school in Porterville and was the first student to obtain a BA in Music at the Conservatoire in Stellenbosch (1940-43 cum laude). He continued his studies at Rhodes University (1946-1951), Unisa and at the Royal Academy of Music (1951-1954 ) in London. 1955: lecturer at SA Music College He lectured on Music and Composition at Stellenbosch University from 1958 until his retirement in 1987. Hubert du Plessis performed as pianist and on the harpsicord. His compositions include a large variety of genres: children's music, chamber music, choir music, Kunstlieder and symphonies. Among the best known are Vreemde Liefde (I D du Plessis, 1951), the string quartet (1953), the choir music, Slamse Beelde (with poems by I D du Plessis, 1959), and the Huguenot-Cantata (1988). Hubert du Plessis died in his house in Stellenbosch.
Requiem aeternam
Composed in:1975
Musical form:fragment
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem aeternam (Op.39) for choir (1975).
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003