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Requiem in E flat

By Johann Adolf Hasse

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SSAATTB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 horns, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, strings, basso continuo
Composed by Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783). Edited by Wolfram Hader. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Requiem in Es. Vocal score. Composed 1763/64. 64 pages. Duration 42 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5070903).

Item Number: CA.5070903

ISBN M-007-08197-3. Key: Es-dur (e-flat major). Language: Latin.

Two complete settings of the Requiem by Johann Adolf Hasse are extant. Hasse composed the Requiem in C major on the death of the Elector Friedrich August 11 of Saxony. Only a few weeks later his son the elector Friedrich Christian also died. Presumably for this reason Hasse wrote the Requiem in D flat, and because of the shortage of time he used the Sanctus and Agnus of a Requiem in B flat which he had composed earlier. The principal sections Introitus/Kyrie and Dies irae probably date from 1763 and 1764.

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