Composer Irene Buckley’s new score accompanies Carl Dreyer’s “The Passion of Jeanne d’Arc”

For this specially commissioned cine-concert, composer Irene Buckley has used the text and the structure of the Requiem Mass, to create an evocative new work scored for soprano (Emma Nash), organ (Rhoda Dullea) and electronics. The Cork-born composer’s pieces are characterised by the dynamic interplay between medieval and contemporary composition and have been performed in locations from Carnegie Hall to Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam). With its raw emotional power, evocative setting and haunting score,The Passion of Joan of Arc is an awe-inspiring evening of music and film. (Excerpt from the film with music by Irene Buckley)


Although Richard Einhorn’s powerful oratorio, “Voices of Light” accompanies Carl Dreyer’s silent film, “The Passion of Jeanne d’Arc” on DVD and in live concerts, other composers are offering new scores, intended to inspire audiences who attend viewings of Dreyer’s masterpiece.