Missa pro defunctis (Requiem). By Franz von Suppe (1819-1895). For Soli SATB, SATB Choir, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, timpani, Tamtam, 2 Violins, viola, cello, contrabass. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately - see item CA.4008500. Requiem. Vocal score. Language: Latin. Composed 1855. 88 pages. Duration 70 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4008503).
With Language: Latin. Requiem.
Franz Suppe wrote his Requiem not as a humanistic or pantheistic lament for the dead, but as a work created on the basis of firm Christian and Catholic faith. The fact that Suppe succeeded in writing a Requiem which remains within the theological-liturgical bounds without sacrificing the values of an autonomous work of art is perhaps the greatest - although hitherto unrecognized- achievement of this work.