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 on rental, but NOT from Hal Leonard; instead, please contact 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/Fred Bock 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/Fred Bock Music.

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