SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 basset horn, 2 bassoons, 2 clarinos/trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Completed by Robert D. Levin. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Robert D. Levin. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately - see item CA.5162650. Requiem, Mourning, death. Vocal score. Composed 1791/1991. KV 626. 88 pages. Duration 50 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5162653).
Item Number: CA.5162653
ISBN M-007-06891-2. Key: D-moll (d minor). Language: Latin.
The Requiem is known to the general public in the version undertaken immediately after Mozart's death by his pupil Franz Yaver Sussmayr. The attacks against Sussmayr's completion began in 1825, when the so-called "Requiem Controversy" erupted. Over the last decade a number of musicians have attempted to cleanse the Requiem of the deficiencies introduced by Sussmayr. The completion published here takes into account the tendencies of the newer versions (such as revised instrumentation, or recomposition of some parts). At this the character, texture, voice leading, continuity and structure of Mozart's music was observed.