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Recorded here for the first time, the Requiem (1896) was composed by Charles Villiers Stanford in memory of the esteemed painter Lord Leighton who died earlier that year. Leighton, who had enormous stature by the last decade of the century, had strong musical skills and connections. The Requiem is a central work in Stanford´┐Żs output, uniting his love of opera and song with this subtle skills as a symphonist. Also included are excerpts from his opera The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan. An Irish production with the RTE Philharmonic Choir and the NSO of Ireland.


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