The Requiem for Fourteen Roses was composed by Elise Letourneau to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre of December 6, 1989 in Montreal QC and to remember the young women who were lost that day. This piano folio contains the 14 instrumental miniatures that were part of the larger choral work.
1 Geneviève Bergeron 2 Hélène Colgan 3 Nathalie Croteau 4 Barbara Daigneault 5 Anne-Marie Edward 6 Maud Haviernick 7 Maryse Laganière 8 Maryse Leclair 9 Anne-Marie Lemay 10 Sonia Pelletier 11 Michèle Richard 12 Annie St-Arneault 13 Annie Turcotte 14 Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz
The "Requiem for Fourteen Roses" in its complete form is a concert-length work for choir, vocal soloist, and 8-piece chamber ensemble. The work itself features a partnership of classical and jazz sensibilities, and the intertwining of texts in English, French, and Latin. The concert premiere featured a blend of professional and community musicians, received wonderful community support to help bring the work to fruition, and was presented to a capacity audience.