Howard Goodall: Eternal Light - A Requiem
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5. Howard Goodall: Eternal Light - A Requiem
Most requiems are based on the medieval church’s Mass for the Dead, with its emphasis on judgement and damnation. For his Requiem, Goodall attempted rather to provide some solace for those still living, stripping back the Latin texts to a few phrases in each movement and laying beside them words from English poems from across the last 500 years.