My requiem Ashes of Roses, for SATB choir, soloists, soprano saxophone soloist, and full
orchestra, will soon be available in a new chamber version with organ and flexible chamber
ensemble. Two ensembles have already scheduled regional premieres, but I’m looking for more
choruses to round out this consortium for performances in the 2020-21 school year.
Here is an excerpt from a review after the 2014 West Coast Premiere with the Santa Clara
Chorale, Santa Clara University Singers, and Symphony Silicon Valley, under the direction of Dr.
As Hanna-Weir wrote in the program notes, the requiem reflects Hagen’s “holistic appreciation for music from Gregorian chant to pop,” and the work “oscillates between the old world and the new….[ending] triumphantly, gloriously lifting up the final Dona Eis Requiem and creating a transcendent moment full of hope and promise.”
In fact, Hagen’s requiem was so up lifting that the audience jumped to their feet instantly after the finale, clapping long and loudly.
Read the whole article here: https://www.svvoice.com/santa-clara-chorale-requiems-pay-homage-to-mozart-and-welcome-hagen/
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