Introitus

Lacrimosa

Kyrie

Domine
Jesu

Dies Irae

Hostias

Tuba
Mirum

Sanctus

Rex
Tremendae

Benedictus

Recordare

Agnus Dei

Confutatis

Communio

 

 

 

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
December 1, 2006 - March 4, 2007

A Requiem for a Soldier, Julia Stratton's collection of fourteen bronze sculptures, confronts the difficult theme of war through works inspired by the Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor. Placing today's crisis in the context of a long history of war, Stratton's focus in her work is spiritual and human rather than political. Each sculpture corresponds with one of the fourteen sections of Mozart's Requiem, and Stratton explains that the Requiem's "powerful expression of conflict and loss made an inspiring structure for [her] motif." Stratton used the compelling text of the Requiem Mass as a source to articulate her response to the current conflict, as well as a means to explore the connection between war and religion. The exhibition incorporates a written text and audio recording along with the sculptures, allowing the viewer to experience the music in the context of the installation.