Matthew Coleridge - Requiem

Matthew Coleridge’s REQUIEM has become one of the UK’s most popular new choral works, and was one of the highest new entries in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2023.

Described by the late Sir Neville Marriner as “a valuable addition to 21st century choral repertoire”, this deeply moving work and its beautiful, flowing melodies have made it a firm favourite with singers and audiences alike.

 Reaches into the soul and lifts it skyward  BBC Music Magazine

Score details

Score details

Scored for SATB choir (with divisi), Requiem can be performed in three different instrumentations:

  1. Organ and solo cello (with optional percussion)

  2. Organ, strings (minimum and solo cello (with optional percussion)

  3. Full orchestra (with optional organ):
    2 Flutes
    2 oboes
    2 clarinets
    2 bassoons
    4 horns in F
    2 trumpets
    3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass)
    timpani (2 pedal timpani)
    percussion (2 players)

with Soprano solo and baritone solo (optional tutti)

duration 30 minutes

Buy & Hire copies

Requiem is available to buy in printed or electronic (PDF) form. Bulk discounts are available for choir sets.

Buy vocal score

printed copy (inc. P&P)


PDF downloads

PDF vocal scores with print licence; bulk discounts for choir sets

Set of string parts

PDF with print licence


Hire copies

Vocal scores and orchestral sets are available to hire, from £1.50 per score. Please email for details.


Performances in 2024

January 13 Brockenhurst Choir St Saviour's Church, Brockenhurst
February 10 Requiem in a Day Wakefield Cathedral, Yorkshire
March 7 Godolphin & Latymer School Choirs West London
March 10 University of Warwick Choir and Symphony Orchestra Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
March 17 Pro Nobis Singers Kendal, Cumbria
March 22 Leweston School Schola Cantorum, Community Choir and Orchestra Leweston School, Dorset
March 23 Wellington Choral Society Wellington, Somerset
March 24 Come and Sing, Palm Sunday Bradford Cathedral, Yorkshire
April 13 Southern Sinfonia Taunton Minster, Somerset
April 20 Requiem in a Day Great Malvern Priory, Worcs
May 11 Requiem in a Day Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
June 22 Requiem in a Day Gloucester Cathedral
June 30 Requiem in a Day Lancing College Chapel, W Sussex
July 13 Grange Choral Society Christchurch Priory, Dorset
September 28 Requiem in a Day Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk
October 19 Requiem in a Day Beverley Minster, East Yorks
November Ilkley & Otley Choral Societies North Yorks

 Reaches into the soul and lifts it skyward    BBC Music Magazine

 What a revelation! Really very beautiful    Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM

 It's not often a new Requiem demands your attention, but this one certainly does    Andrew Marr, Classic FM

 As uplifting and glorious as anything I've ever sung    performance at Selby Abbey, April 2023

 A valuable addition to 21st century choral music    Sir Neville Marriner

 A work of exquisite beauty    Music in Portsmouth

 A glorious piece to sing... a lot of us were in tears by the end of it.    Teresa Stubbs, Buckfast Abbey 2019

Choral workshops

Requiem in a Day workshops

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in some of the country's most inspiring cathedrals, abbeys and churches. All events are directed by the composer.

 Matthew Coleridge is a great force for good in the choral world  - Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM