Buchanan Requiem is a large-scale work which combined elements from the Latin mass for the dead with European choral tradition, Nordic orchestral music and improvisation. In 2001, Jakob Buchanan became the first jazz musician at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus to take part in the soloist programme, previously reserved for classical students.
In 2001, Jakob Buchanan became the first jazz musician at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus to take part in the soloist programme, previously reserved for classical students.
Reykjavík Big Band (IS)
Choir: Club for Five (FI), Ensemble Edge (DK) and Cantoque Ensemble (IS)
Ragnheiður Gröndal (IS), vocals
Hilmar Jensson (IS), Guitar
Anders Jormin (SE), Bass
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (IS), Percussion
Jakob Buchanan (DK), Trumpet
Conductor: Geir Lysne (NO)
The project is supported by Culture Point.
“Danish trumpeter Jakob Buchanan also has a background in modern jazz and his large-scale work Requiem combines big band music, choral music, modern jazz and classical tones into a sweeping musical statement that enters the realm of spirituality. On the opening, "Requiem Aeternam," Buchanan's trumpet breaks through the silence like a glowing light in the dark before an organ intones with multiple brass voices in the background. Then a choir of Latin voices rise from out of nowhere and the composition grows into an understated bass-driven groove[…]”
- Jakob Baekgaard (All About Jazz)