Messe de Requiem
ST(A)TBarB vocal soli, SST(A)TBarB/SST(A) choir, 2 flutes, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassi, basso continuo
Composed by Andre Campra (1660-1744). This edition: Paperbound. French Sacred Music. Score available separately - see item CA.2100400. Requiem, Mourning, death. Vocal score. With Language: Latin. Composed 1695. 64 pages. Duration 50 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2100403).
Item Number: CA.2100403
ISBN M-007-00599-3. With Language: Latin. Requiem, Mourning, death.
The Requiem was composed during Campra's tenure as the director of music at the cathedral of Notre Dame. It was commissioned for a service in memory of the deceased Archbishop of Paris. At the end of the 18th century it became a tradition in southern France to perform movements of Campra's Requiem during funerals or at memorial services: There is evidence from as late as 1805 which verifies this practice. The scoring of this work is remarkable, in that it calls for four groups of performers: a five-voice "Grand Choeur," a 2-3 voice "Petit Choeur," three vocal soloists as well as an instrumental group designated as a "Symphonie.".