Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem

Employing an eclectic, predominantly lyrical musical language, Adler writes for both chorus and orchestra with uncommon imagination. — Derrick Henry, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

This work in nine movements features traditional Latin, Hebrew, and English texts as well as contemporary poetry by Quentin Crisp, Philip Justin Smith, Denise Stokes, and Bill Weaver.


1. Requiem aeterman 4. The Wounded 7. Pie Jesu
2. Dies irae 5. Lacrymosa 8. Lux aeterna
3. Yizkor 6. Sanctus · Holy · Kadosh 9. Survival

Purchasing Information (Full Work)
Full and chamber scores for Memento mori are available on rental from Alfred Rental Library, a division of Alfred Music Publishing. Rental materials include piano/vocal scores, a full orchestration of 23-27 players [1(pic/alto)1(eh)1(bcl)1 2111 timp perc hp pno/or str] or a chamber orchestration of 15 players [1(pic/alto)1(eh)1(bcl)1 1110 perc hp pno/or str].

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Purchasing Information (Octavos)
Visit our online store to purchase octavos of the following movements:

  • Yizkor (For Lyric Baritone, TTTB Chorus, Flute, Piano, and Double Bass; Duration: 8 minutes)
  • Sanctus · Holy · Kadosh (For Soprano, SATB Chorus, and Keyboard; Duration: 4 minutes)
  • Pie Jesu (For Mezzo-Soprano, TTTB Chorus, and Keyboard; Duration: 7 minutes)

Recorded by AmorArtis Chorale and Orchestra, Johannes Somary conductor, featuring Victoria Livengood, Jane Dutton, Maire O’Brien, Neil Farrell, and Steve Huffines (Albany Records, Troy 463). Available from Albany Records, ArkivMusic, and at iTunes. See our CDs and Downloads page for more information.