|Year of Composition: ||2010|
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Commissioned by the Gaida Festival 2010
22 October 2010, at the Vilnius Congress Hall (Gaida Festival); performers: Asmik Grigorian (soprano), Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mindaugas Piečaitis.
I dedicate this symphonic poem to the victims of the crash of the Polish presidential aircraft as well as to the victims of the Katyn massacre. However, I shied away from the direct illustration. This is rather an inner experience of the tragedy. It is a moment between the Existence and Non-existence dissected by the slash of Destiny.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Qui audis orationem,
ad te omnis caro veniet propter iniquitatem.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
A hymn becomes you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem.
You who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
Text from the Introit for the Requiem Mass
2nd Prize of the Best Compositions of the Year 2010 Competition (Lithuanian Composers' Union)
CD Zoom in 9. - Vilnius: Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre, LMIPCCD 070, 2012
CD musica vera. Symphonic works by Lithuanian composers, 3-CD Box Set, LKSCD001-003 STEREO DDD, 2013