SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, tamtam, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello, contrabass
Composed by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842). Edited by Wolfgang Hochstein. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately - see item CA.4008600. Requiem, Mourning, death. Vocal score. 80 pages. Duration 50 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4008603).
Item Number: CA.4008603
ISBN M-007-07369-5. Key: C-moll (c minor). Language: Latin.
Cherubini's Requiem in C minor for mixed choir (without vocal soloists) and orchestra, which is presented here in a critical new edition, is among the most significant contributions to this genre in the 19th century. It was composed in Paris in 1816 and within a short time it became well known. Musicians such as Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms held it in high esteem because of the work's superior compositional construction, orchestration, mastery of form and the balance in proportion between text and music.