SB vocal soli, SATB choir, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, timpani, 2 violin, viola, cello, double bass
Arranged for Chamber ensemble. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Joachim Linckelmann. Arranged by Joachim Linckelmann. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Ein dt. Requiem, arr.fur Kammerensemble. Requiem, Mourning, death. Full score. Op. 45. 264 pages. Duration 70 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2705550).
Item Number: CA.2705550
ISBN M-007-09584-0. Language: German.
Brahms conceived the original orchestral version of his Requiem for a choir with over 200 singers. Most performances of the work will be sung with far fewer singers, resulting in a clear imbalance between the larger orchestra and smaller choir. The present arrangement for chamber ensemble minimizes this problem and makes it possible for choirs with modest budgets to perform this unsurpassed masterpiece. Surely practiced instrumentalists or ensembles will be happy to participate in a performance of this chamber version of the Requiem.