The Music

Choral Masterworks Series

Each year the choral workshop showcases a masterwork, carefully selected to exemplify what makes a piece endure through time. Participants take a deep look into the piece and the historical context in which it was composed. The 2020 masterwork will be …

Requiem by Maurice Duruflé 

First published in 1948, this setting of the Latin Requiem is based on thematic material mostly taken from the Mass for the Dead in Gregorian chant.

Read about it.  | Read a lot more about Duruflé and his Requiem.  | Listen 

Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith

This dramatic meditation on the Day of Judgment, scored for choirs of mixed voices and brass, was composed in 1947.


Read about it.    | Listen


Renting Music

The Workshop will offer both scores for rent this year.

If you want to pick up your music upon arrival, order by July 25.

If you’d like your music mailed to you ahead of time for a $5 S/H charge, order and pay by July 5.

You have the option of allowing us to charge your purchase to the same credit card you used to pay your tuition (recommended!). Pre-payment is required if you want your music mailed to you. If you want to pick up your music upon arrival, you may 1) let us charge it to your credit card, 2) bring exact change in cash or a check payable to Ogontz Arts Foundation.

Cost of renting music through Ogontz Arts Foundation:

Requiem by Maurice Duruflé: $2.00

Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith: $3.00

If you choose to purchase your own music, here are links to a source:

Requiem by Maurice Duruflé

Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith


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