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Learning the Libera Me from Verdi’s Requiem   Leave a comment

Above: ¬†Title Page from the Score of Verdi’s Requiem

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AUTHOR’S NOTE:

The 10:30 A.M. service at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia, will conclude with most of the Libera Me, the final movement, of the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.

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Learning the Libera Me from Verdi’s Requiem,

studying the score,

listening to a recording,

studying the score while listening to a recording,

singing along while doing this,

getting lost,

finding my place again,

melting into the music,

doing all this alone–

rehearsing the piece with my fellow choir members,

watching the conductor,

melting into the music,

doing all this in public–

preparing for the Palm Sunday service and its climactic conclusion–

striving for excellence,

working to meet a challenge,

finding all of this rewarding

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 24, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF OSCAR ROMERO, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF SAN SALVADOR, AND THE MARTYRS OF EL SALVADOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT DIDACUS OF CADIZ, CAPUCHIN FRIAR

THE FEAST OF PAUL COUTURIER, ECUMENIST 

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