Requiem by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Edited by Michele Girardi. For STB Choir, Viola solo, Organ. This edition: Paperbound. Requiem. Full score. Language: Latin. Composed 1905. SC 76. 8 pages. Duration 4 min. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2731400).
With Language: Latin. Requiem.
Puccini wrote the short Requiem - actually the setting of the antiphon to the Introit of the Mass for the Dead - as a commission for the publisher Giulio Ricordi for the fourth anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi, which occurred on 27 January 1905. Today the work is often performed, since this setting for three voices can be easily performed by amateur choirs and requires only a viola and a harmonium (or organ) as accompanying instruments.