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Pierre Bartholomée’s Requiem

Back in 2007 I recorded Pierre Bartholomée’s Requiem with the Laudantes Consort. 

Pierre Bartholomée, one of Belgium’s most well-respected contemporary composers, was inspired by the poignant story of a young Rwandan girl who was fostered by a Belgian family during the genocide.

Bartholomée’s Requiem is a powerful, angry work.  It is well worth a listen.  The CD is available from the Laudantes website.

Here’s the blog I wrote whilst rehearsing this Requiem.


  1. wrote:

    I first discovered Pierre Bartholomée’s Requiem some years ago thanks to Thierry De Smedt, who was then my lecturer at Louvain-la-Neuve. De Smedt helped discover the inspiration behind the amazing work. De Smedt has contributed an article (Compagnon d’Ecriture) in a collective work about Pierre Bartholomée (Pierre Bartholomée, Parcours d’un musician).
    Great work
    Well done

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:35 pm | Permalink
  2. wrote:

    Thank you, Thierry, for taking me back to this intense experience, and reminding me of the power of this work.

    Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:35 am | Permalink

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