Medea : 24th February : SONG
We had the idea of having a piece of singing from the catwalk at the end of the killing of the children – haunting music, maybe resembling the soundtrack from 'Gladiator'. I thought of using the Latin text that is used for requiem masses (masses for the dead) – this is the first section, which I used words from to set to a simple tune in C minor, 12 bars long.
I. lntroitus - Kyrie
Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
et lux perpetua luceat eis
Te decet hymnus, Deus in Sion
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem
Exaudi orationem meam
ad te omnis caro veniet
Grant them eternal rest, o Lord,
and may perpertual light shine upon them
Thou, o God, art praised in Sion, and unto Thee
shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy