By Robert Chase
When you consider that time immemorial, the reaction of the residing to dying has been to commemorate the lifetime of the departed via ceremonies and rituals. for almost millennia, the Christian quest for everlasting peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical constitution often called the requiem. conventional requiem texts, between them the nameless medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have encouraged an untold variety of composers in numerous a long time and serving diversified religions, Western and jap. This ebook, the 1st finished survey of requiem song for almost part a century, presents loads of varied and special details that would be of use to the pro musician, the musical pupil, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the overall reader. the most physique of the advisor is an outline of a few 250 requiems. each one access incorporates a concise biography of the composer and an outline of the composition. information of voicing, orchestration, variants, and discography are given. an in depth bibliography comprises dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists greater than 1700 requiems now not mentioned in the major textual content.
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Easy info EDffiON Crist6bal de Morales Opera Omnia, Vol. three Missarum Liber Secundus, Rome 1544 Transcription and Essay through Higinio Angles Consejo better de Investigaciones Cientificas Delegation de Roma. 1954 length 9 routine, 668 mm. , perf. , c. forty three' VOICING Choir: SAATB variety: 5-06; B-F3 OUfLINE Introit: eighty five mm. , 2 sections [Requiem &: Te decet, saatb] Kyrie: sixty five mm. , 3 sections [Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie, saatb] 74 bankruptcy four Graduate: 126 mm. , three sections [Requiem, saatb; In memoria, all,tb; Non timebit, saatb] series: 33 mm. , 1 part [Pie Jesu, saatbI Offertory: 194 mm. , three sections [Domine fesu Christe, saatb; Hostias, satb; Quam olim, ssatb] Sanctus: forty seven mm. , three sections [Sanctus; SaJJctus; Pleni sunt coeli, saatb] Benedictus: 24 mm. , 1 part [Benedictus, saatb] Agnus Dei: forty seven mm. , three sections [Agnus I, II, III, saatb] Communion: forty seven mm. , 2 sections [Lux aeterna & Requiem aeternam, saatb] DISCOGRAPHY 1. Astree, E 8765, los angeles Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hesperion XX, dir. Jordi Savall. (A functionality, flippantly supported by means of interval tools. ) 2. Archive, 457 597-2, Gabrieli Consort, cond. Paul McCreesh. GIOVANNI DA PALESTRINA 1524/25-February 2, 1594 Palestrina used to be the most prolific composers of the overdue Renaissance. His first very important specialist place was once the appointment as choirmaster of the Cappella Giulia, the place he remained from 1551 to 1555. within the latter yr, he succeeded Orlando Di Lasso as tune director of St. John Lateran and at the same time grew to become a member of the Pontifical Choir. From 1561 to 1567, Palestrina was once choirmaster at Santa Maria Maggiore. on the finish of this era, he entered into the provider of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este. between his works are ninety-four lots for 4, 5, six, and 8 voices; 244 motets for four-, five-, six-, seven-, eight-, and twelve-voice components; twenty-nine settings of the Songs of Solomon; a dozen Cantiones sacrae; thirty-five Magnificats; 8 units of Lamentations; seventy-one offertories; 4 settings of the Psalms for twelve voices; seven litanies; fiftynine sacred madrigals for 3, 4, and 5 voices; 41 hymns for 4 voices; and 107 secular madrigals. His first released publication of plenty dates from 1554, the 1st e-book of motets, 1563, and a moment and 3rd booklet of lots from 1560 and 1570. among 1581 and 1594, he released at the least 16 collections of unique song. Palestrina's Missa seasoned defunctis isn't considered one of his better-known items, but it's a gleaming gem. it really is his in basic terms requiem and it got here from the time period whilst he directed the Cappella Guilia (1551-1555). the 1st variation is dated 1554, a time of relative wellbeing and fitness and happiness for the composer. The delivery of 2 sons (1549 and 1551), his appointment to the Cappella and the e-book of his first booklet of lots (1554) appear to point out that his profession was once going good. Even the tune and temper of this requiem The excessive Renaissance seventy five turns out to own a sunny disposition. Given the very huge variety of plenty that Palestrina composed, it's a little strange that he didn't write numerous requiems.