Requiem (Dvořák)

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Antonín Dvořák's Requiem in B minor, Op. 89, B. 165, is a funeral Mass scored for soloists, choir and orchestra. It was composed in 1890 and performed for the first time on 9 October 1891, in Birmingham, England, with the composer conducting.[1]

Structure[edit]

Part I[edit]

  1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam. Poco lento
  2. Graduale: Requiem aeternam. Andante
  3. Sequentia: Dies irae. Allegro impetuoso
  4. Tuba mirum. Moderato
  5. Quid sum miser. Lento
  6. Recordare, Jesu pie. Andante
  7. Confutatis maledictis. Moderato maestoso
  8. Lacrimosa. L'istesso tempo

Part II[edit]

  1. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe. Andante con moto
  2. Hostias. Andante
  3. Sanctus. Andante maestoso
  4. Pie Jesu. Poco adagio
  5. Agnus Dei. Lento

The approximate duration of the work is 95 minutes.[2]

Orchestration[edit]

The work is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists; SATB choir; and an orchestra of piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones (two tenor and one bass), tuba, timpani, tam-tam, campane, organ, harp (Offertorium only), and strings.[2]

Selected recordings[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Composition details, antonin-dvorak.cz
  2. ^ a b Score, summary

References[edit]

  • Dvořák, Antonín (2001). Requiem Op. 89, score. Prague: Editio Bärenreiter. ISMN M-2601-0090-9. H 3213.

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