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Messe de Requiem

By Andre Campra

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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). French Sacred Music. Score available separately - see item CA.2100400. Requiem, Mourning, death. 2 flutes part. With Language: Latin. Composed 1695. 8 pages. Duration 50 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2100421).

Item Number: CA.2100421

ISBN M-007-03043-8.

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.".

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