VIRGIN BLACK REQUIEM PIANISSIMO

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The long-missing first section of Virgin Black’s requiem mass, recorded in 2006, Requiem – Pianissimo represents the all-orchestral stage of the full requiem’s 2.5 hour duration. Here, performing the score composed by Virgin Black’s Sesca Scaarba (formerly Samantha Escarbe) and Rowan London, is The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, with Adelaide Stamford Academy Choir giving voice to the choral arrangements – the ASO’s Bruce Stewart as conductor.

Expected shipping date November 30.2018. Any items purchased together with Pianissimo and/or t-shirts will be subject to this shipping date.

Track Listing:
1. Requiem Aeternum 8:10
2. Dies Irae 5:03
3. Until Death 4:27
4. Kyrie Eleison 6:51
5. Libera Eis Domine 9:01
6. Lacrimosa (I tread alone) 10:50
7. Pie Jesu 8:38
8. Remembrance 3:36

VIRGIN BLACK MEZZO FORTE

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The second, and most distinctly collaborative section of Virgin Black’s requiem mass, Requiem – Mezzo Forte deftly interweaves orchestra and band components written by Scaarba and London to provide a centrepiece marrying the statements made with the outlying musical extremes of Pianissimo and Fortissimo. 

Track Listing:
1. Requiem, Kyrie 7:43
2. In Death 8:00
3. Midnight’s Hymn 4:57
4. …And I Am Suffering 10:56
5. Domine 8:07
6. Lacrimosa (I Am Blind With Weeping) 10:00
7. Rest Eternal 2:30

VIRGIN BLACK REQUIEM FORTISSIMO

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The third section of Virgin Black’s requiem mass acts as the requiem’s finale. It abruptly introduces itself as the place where the band and its heaviness come to the fore. Released in 2008, new life is now breathed into Fortissimo’s material with the long-awaited release of the counterbalance album, Requiem – Pianissimo. Musical motifs and shared/evolved lyrical themes surface throughout – recognisable, but transmutated. Lingering orchestral touches are more often cold in emotional tone, and the album builds a suffocating feeling before concluding itself, and the full requiem with a moment of unforgivingly bleak clarity.

Track Listing:
1. The Fragile Breath 5:49
2. In Winter’s Ash 7:23
3. Silent 6:42
4. God In Dust 8:39
5. Lacrimosa (Gather Me) 2:21
6. Darkness 11:45
7. Forever 1:14