Requiem for the Living

Dan’s best-known work, Requiem for the Living is a 40-minute, 5-movement work published by Hinshaw Music. Information below includes details of the three instrumentation options, ordering information, downloadable program notes, and texts.

*NOTE*: Hinshaw Music now a part of the Fred Bock Music Companies. All Requiem for the Living products are fully available: vocal and orchestral scores for purchase through Fred Bock (distributed by Hal Leonard), or from your favorite retailer. Orchestral scores and parts are still on rental, but NOT from Hal Leonard; instead, please contact, or contact Fred Bock Music directly, for renting all scores/parts.


Available in three versions:

  • Chamber Ensemble:    flute/oboe/horn (optional)/perc (1 player)/ harp**/violin/cello with organ.
  • Expanded Chamber Ensemble* (combines the winds, harp**, and organ parts from the chamber ensemble version with the strings and percussion parts from the orchestral version):    flute/oboe/horn (optional)/perc (1 player)/timpani (optional)***/harp/strings (recommended minimum 3-4.3- with organ.
    • *This is the version performed by Bel Canto on Youtube and iTunes.
    • **Harp part for chamber and expanded chamber versions is different from orchestral harp part.
    • ***Expanded chamber version may be performed with the chamber version’s single-player percussion part, if needed.
  • Full Orchestra: Winds, Brass 2 (or 4).2.3.1, Percussion (1 player), Timpani (1 player), Harp, Strings (recommended minimum

Ordering Information

Vocal scores available for sale through Hinshaw Music and other music distributors.

Full audio recording available digitally from iTunes, or as a physical CD from Hinshaw Music.

Perusal scores of all three versions available on rental ($15) from Hinshaw Music.

All three versions’ scores and parts for performance available on rental from Hinshaw Music.

Separate conductor’s scores (including beautiful hard-bound full orchestral scores) are also available for sale through Hinshaw Music.

Rehearsal Tracks

For choirs who desire rehearsal tracks, former Chanticleer singer Matt Curtis (Choral Tracks, LLC) has a fine set available, with various options ranging from individual movements/parts, to a master license for all movements/all parts. Click here for more information.

Program Notes

(click to download; may be freely quoted in programs, papers, promotional material, etc)

Requiem for the Living Program Notes (formal)Requiem for the Living Program Notes 2 (extended quotes from the composer, discussing the work)Requiem for the Living Program Notes 3 (concise- limited to 250 words)

Radio Interview

Dan’s radio interview with Marjorie Herman for the Sounds Choral radio program, produced at The Classical Network and in Trenton, NJ.