Lacrimosa or 13 Magic Songs
Nothing is as sublime as wallowing in a good Requiem, and the crowning glory of many such magnificent pieces is often the tearful Lacrimosa. How can it be topped? Maxim Shalygin – a member of Dutch composers collective Shapeshift – rose to the challenge and created a compelling, entirely instrumental Lacrimosa in which seven violins convey the emotions usually expressed by the human voice. Hear this plea for forgiveness and reconciliation.