Duration: 3-4 minutes
Publisher of notes/sheet music: , 1999
Instrumentation: Choir (SS AA TT BB) and 2 basset horns in F
Text/Lyrics by: Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison
Introduction: KYRIE was created as a preamble to a concert with W.A. Mozart's 'Requiem' KV 626 and the rich sound of the horns compliment this piece.
The contrast between old and new is the essence of the piece. The vocal part of 'Kyrie' has a modern feel while the Mozart-like basset horns bring a historical dimension.
Dedication: Dedicated to Hansjörg Albrecht
World premiere: 03.04.2011, Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich
Performers at world premiere: The Munich Bach Choir, conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht.
The entire program will be recorded by the Bavarian Radio Munich for a Sony CD.