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Dies Irae

Elliot Del Borgo
Grade: 3.5

This symphonic poem is based on a chant attributed to Jacopone da Todi (c. 1230—1306) and describes the day of wrath and impending doom, while asking for mercy and salvation. The opening, treated like a Gregorian chant, soon moves into a whirlwind of energy as a large battery of percussion adds to the bold statements in the brass and flourishes in the upper woodwinds. A substantial work for your next concert program. (7:30)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1224 $P$
Score Only: B1224S 11.00