Requiem in C minor
SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 clarinos/trumpets, 2 trumpets, (3 trombones), timpani, 2 violins, basso continuo - Level 3
Composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by Charles H. Sherman. This edition: Paperbound. C-Moll (C minor). Sacred music from Salzburg. Score available separately - see item CA.5032100. Requiem, Sacred music from Salzburg Mourning, death. Vocal score. With Language: Latin. Composed 1771. MH 155. 72 pages. Duration 35 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5032103).
Item Number: CA.5032103
In just two weeks Michael Haydn composed the Requiem in C minor in December 1771, on the occasion of the death of his employer, Prince Bishop Sigismund Count Schrattenbach, who was beloved among the people and was a great patron of the arts. The work was written under the impression of personal tragedy: Haydn's only child, Aloisia Josepha, died in January 1771, before completing her first year of life. Parts of the Schrattenbach-Requiem were played together with the completed movements from his second, unfinished Requiem during his own furneral service. During the funeral service in Vienna for Joseph Haydn, parts of his younger brother's C-minor Requiem were also performed. W. A. Mozart often refers to Haydn's setting in his own Requiem.