IN PARADISUM   

YEAR

2010

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Solo Guitar

 

DURATION

5 minutes

 

COMMISSIONED BY

Ian OʻSullivan

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

November 10 , 2012

Ian O'Sullivan

Atherton Studio

Honolulu, HI, USA

 

Recordings:

Born and Raised:

New Music for Solo Guitar

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

In Paradisum (English ‒ Into Paradise) was commissioned by guitarist Ian Sullivan. The work is inspired by an antiphon from Latin liturgy of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass.

 

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres,

et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

 

Translation

May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival,
may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.

May the ranks of angels receive you, 

and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest. 

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

May 18, 2013: Ian O'Sullivan, Atherton Studio, Honolulu, HI, USA

February 16, 2013: Ian O'Sullivan, Honolulu, HI, USA

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