Nickel: Requiem

Nickel: Requiem


Catherine Redding, soprano

Northwest Sinfonia and Choir
Clyde Mitchell, conductor

Release Date:

1st March 2024

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£12.99 (1CD | 24 page booklet)


The world-premiere recording of Canadian composer Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Requiem marries the placidity of plainchant to complex rhythmic energy, powerfully communicating an intensely personal listening experience.

“In my music, peace and restlessness co-exist continually”. So explains award-winning Canadian composer Christopher Tyler Nickel, describing his setting of the Requiem, which marries the placidity of plainchant to complex rhythms and meters. Scored for chamber orchestra, choir and solo soprano, and setting the complete standard Latin text, this world-premiere recording posseses a steady current of energy that propels the work ever-forward, whilst Chris’ contemplative musical language enhances a sense of intimacy that makes its communicative power feel intensely personal.



I. Introit
2. II. Kyrie
3. III. Gradual
4. IV. Tract
5. V. Dies Irae
6. VI. Tuba Mirum
7. VII. Liber Scriptus
8. VIII. Rex Tremendae
9. IX. Juste Judex
10. X. Confutatis
11. XI. Lacrimosa
12. XII. Pie Jesu
13. XIII. Offertory
14. XIV. Sanctus
15. XV. Benedictus
16. XVI. Agnus Dei
17. XVII. Lux Aeterna
18. XVIII. Responsory
19. XIX. In Paradisum

Catherine Reddingsoprano
Northwest Sinfonia
Clyde Mitchellconductor

Recording: 21–24 August 2022, St Thomas Chapel at Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, USA Producer: Christopher Tyler Nickel
Print music is available from the Canadian Music Centre
Recording Engineer: David Sabee
Second Engineer: Dave West
Stage Manager: Brooke Vlahos
Orchestra Contractor: David Sabee

Additional Recording: Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin, Ireland Recording Engineers: Emily Reeves & Liam O’Dowd
Studio Manager: Niall McMonagle
Studio Assistants: Eoghan O’Dowd & Sebastian Sachs

Mixing and Mastering: Vince Renaud at VR Sound (

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