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The choral - orchestra l setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. He composed the work in the Le Trigentuor In s and revised it in the s, finishing it in In seven movementsthe work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ.
Different from typical Requiem settings, the full sequence Latin: [[Dies irae]] is omitted, replaced by its section Latin: [[Pie Jesu]]. The final movement Latin: In Paradisum is based on a text that is not part of the liturgy of the funeral mass but of the burial.
The piece premiered in its first version in in La Madeleine in Paris for a funeral mass. A performance takes about 35 minutes. One possible impetus may have been the death of his father inand his mother's death two years later, on New Year's Eve The composer conducted his work; the treble soloist was Louis Aubert.
In —, the score was reworked for full orchestra. Paul Taffanel conducted forces of performers. The composer said of the work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest. It was not performed in the United States untilMaurice Didier a student concert at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
It was first performed in England in Most of the text is in Latinexcept for the Kyrie which is Koine Greek. He changed "" "deliver the souls of all the faithful departed" to simply "" "deliver the souls of the departed".
He replaced "" "Deliver them" at the beginning of the next verse with a repetition of "", and he omitted the third verse beginning "". He concludes with an added "Amen". The Le Trigentuor In is structured in seven movements :The piece has a Introit And Kyrie - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont of about 35 minutes. Its movements and their sections are listed in a table for the scoring in voice s, keytime signature using the symbol for common time, equivalent to The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations tempo marking.
The voices are abbreviated, S for sopranoA for altoT for tenorB for bass. Given the liturgical nature of the work, boy trebles are often used instead of sopranos. In both works, the Le Trigentuor In remaining movements are sung by the choir alone, whereas Verdi, for example, has the soloists sing several arias and ensembles in his Requiem.
Similar to Mozart's Requiemthe work begins slowly in D minor. After one measure of just D in the instruments, the choir enters Italian: [[Dynamics music pianissimo]] in six parts on the D minor chord and stays on it in homophony for the entire text "Latin: Requiem aeternam " eternal rest. In gradual progression of harmony and a sudden Italian: [[crescendo]]a first climax is reached on "Latin: et lux perpetua " and lasting lightdiminishing on a repeated "Latin: luceat eis " may shine for them.
The tenors repeat the prayer alone for eternal rest on a simple melody. The sopranos continue similarly that praise is due in Jerusalem, then all voices exclaim "Latin: Exaudi " hear.
The Kyrie begins with the same melody that the tenor sang before, but now in unison of soprano, alto and tenor, repeated in the following four measures in four-part harmony.
The call "Christe" is strong and urgent the first time, repeated more softly a few more times. The final call "Latin: Kyrie " appears pianissimo. The Offertoire begins in B Motorhead - Motörhead - On Parole with a canon of alto and tenor in short succession Le Trigentuor In a simple modal melody with little ambitusin a prayer "Latin: O Domine, Jesu Christ, rex gloriae " O Lord, Jesus Christ, King of Glory to free the souls of the departed from eternal punishment and the deep lake, ending in unison.
The sequence is repeated beginning one step higher for the next line, and again one step higher for the following more urgent call to Jesus, enforced by the basses.
The voices add only softly, broken by rests, what the prayer is about: "Latin: ne cadant — in obscurum " that they may not fall into the darkness. The baritone enters with "Latin: Hostias et preces ", offerings brought with praises, beginning on one repeated note, but asking with more melody "Latin: fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam " make them, Lord, transcend from death to life.
The choir repeats the first line of the text on the Maurice Didier motif as in the beginning, but in more elaborate polyphony in four parts, concluded by an uplifting Amen in B major. Latin: Sanctus Holyin contrast with other compositions of mass and Requiem where it is often illustrated with great vocal and instrumental forces particularly Verdi's Requiemis here expressed in extremely simple form.
The sopranos sing softly in a very simple rising and falling melody of only three notes, which the male voices repeat, accompanied by arpeggio s on the harp and a dreamy rising melody in the violins sometimes just a solo violin. The pattern appears several times, with the melodies increasing in ambitusMaurice Didier the volume reaching forte on "Latin: excelsis " the highest.
The orchestra changes tone, the dreamy accompaniment is replaced by firm and powerful major chords with a horn fanfare marked forte, and the male voices declare "Latin: Hosanna in excelsis " praise in the highest. This is answered by the sopranos in diminuendo, and the music softens and reverts to the dreamy harp arpeggios that The Time Machine - Commodore Condellos Salt River Navy Band - Makes A Comeback began with as the violin melody floats upwards to the final note in E flat major and the full choir repeats,with the altos finally joining: "Latin: Sanctus ".
The solo soprano or treble sings the prayer to the "good Jesus" for everlasting rest. The one line of text is repeated three times, the first two times asking for "requiem" restthen intensified for "sempiternam requiem" Introit And Kyrie - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont rest.
The first call is a modal melody in B-flat major of six measures, the second call is similar but reaching up higher. The words "Latin: Dona eis, Domine, dona eis requiem " begin with more expansion, but reach alternating between only two notes on two repetitions of "Latin: sempiternam requiem ".
The last call begins as the first and leads again to alternating Le Trigentuor In two notes in even lower range, until the last "requiem" has a Maurice Didier upward motion. After six measures, the tenors sing a melody to it that gently rises and falls, and repeats it almost the same way.
Then, Le Trigentuor In the motion in the orchestra stays the same, the key changes to the minor mode, and the Lamb of God is asked for rest in chords of daring harmonic progression.
Then the tenors, without instrumental introduction, repeat the first line, leading to a peaceful "Latin: sempiternam ". The sopranos alone begins the following section "Latin: Lux aeterna luceat eis " Light eternal shine for them with a long "Latin: Lux ", then the choir, divided in six parts, lets Le Trigentuor In light shimmer. The choir closes with a reprise of the Introit, the opening of the mass "Requiem aeternam"before the orchestra picks up the "Latin: Gato Gaiato - Zizi Possi - Sobre Todas As Coisas Dei " melody to close the movement.
The baritone soloist sings the first section alone. The text is continued by the choir in four parts in homophony: "Latin: Tremens factus sum ego " I am trembling.
In more motion, "Latin: Dies irae " day of wrath is expressed by fortissimo chords, giving way Introit And Kyrie - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont the prayer for rest in the Introit And Kyrie - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont motion, but piano, with a crescendo on "Latin: dona eis, Domine ", but suddenly softening on a last "Latin: et lux perpetua luceat eis ".
Then the choir repeats the opening statement of the baritone fully in unison. Soloist, then choir, end the movement softly, repeating "Latin: Libera me, Domine ". The text of the last movement is taken from the Order of Burial. The sopranos sing a rising expressive melody, enriched by chords of the other voices, divided in six parts, on the final "Jerusalem".
A second thought is Le Trigentuor In sung by the sopranos, filled on the last words Stimmen - BicahunaS - Zerstören & Gestalten the others: Latin: Requiem aeternam. Several attempts have been made to reconstruct the score as it was in For the version a baritone solo, two bassoons, four horns and two trumpets are added to the original scoring.
The intimate sound of the earlier versions was effective in liturgical performances, but for the large concert venues, and large choral societies of the time, a larger orchestra was required. Alan Blyth speculates that the work may have been done by someone in Hamelle's firm. The Maurice Didier of the final version comprises mixed choir, solo soprano, solo baritone, two flutes, two clarinets only in the Latin: Pie Jesutwo bassoons, four horns, Chunk* - What Do I trumpets only in the Kyrie and Latin: Sanctusthree trombones, timpani only in the Latin: Libera meharp, organ, strings with only a single section of violins, but divided violas and cellos, as before.
Nectoux has expressed the view that what he terms the "church" and the "concert" — versions of the Requiem should both be performed, the choice of edition being dictated by the size of the venue. Blyth comments "All of his comments about the Requiem ring truer as descriptions of the and [''sic''] versions than of the published text of ".
It was first issued on the "Gramophone" label, and reissued in on HMV. Sincewhen John Rutter's edition of the score was recorded for the Conifer label, there have been numerous sets of both the and versions issued on Oh Yeah - Slim Thug - The End Of WW III. Those Les Chanteurs De Lyon out for particular mention by critics are listed below.
Andrew Ford composer. Undue Noise: Words About Music. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. John Rutter. Preface to Requiem Op.
Hinshaw Music. Michael Steinberg music critic. Maurice Didier Masterworks: A Listener's Guide. Oxford University Press.
Sanctus Latin: Introit And Kyrie - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont Holyin contrast with other compositions of mass and Requiem where it is often illustrated with great vocal and instrumental forces particularly Verdi's Requiemis here expressed in extremely simple form.
Pie Jesu The solo soprano or treble sings the prayer to the "good Jesus" for everlasting rest. Agnus Dei "Agnus Dei", in many settings of Mass and Requiem set with dark expression, begins in F major with a fluent expansive melody in the orchestra. Libera me The baritone soloist sings the first section alone. In Paradisum The text of the last movement is taken from the Order of Burial.
Recommended by The Gramophone Guide Recommended by The American Record Guide Choral Music on Record. Cambridge and New York. Cambridge University Press. Book: Duchen, Jessica. Book: Ford, Andrew. Book: Jolly, James. David Threasher. The Gramophone Classical Music Guide
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