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Grande messe des morts, Op. 5 Hol. 75
By Hector Berlioz

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Solo voices, choir, orchestra (Tenor Voice Solo, Mixed choir: SSTTBB, 4Fl, 2 Ob, 2 EnglHn, 4clarinet, 8bassoon, 12 Hn, 10timpani, percussion, Str, Orch1: 4Pist, 4trombone, 2 Tb, Orch2 : 4Trp, 4trombone, Orch3: 4Trp, 4trombone) - Level 4
Requiem. Composed by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Edited by Jürgen Kindermann. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. New Berlioz Edition (Neue Berlioz-Ausgabe - NBE) Volume 9. Complete edition, Score. Opus 5. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05449_00. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05449).

Item Number: BA.BA05449

ISBN 9790006471492. 33.2 x 26.4 cm inches. Text Language: Latin. Preface: Kindermann, Jürgen.

The Grande mess des morts (Requiem) was composed in 1837 as the result of a commission from the French Minister of the Interior, Adrien de Gasparin. By means of annual commissions of this kind Gasparin intended to “restore sacred music to the prestige which it had long ago lost in France”.

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  • Appendix 1: Drafts and first versions in the autograph 
  • Appendix 2 Revisions for Ricordi's edition (1853) 
  • Appendix 3: Revisions for Ricordi's second edition (1867) 
  • Appendix 4: Arrangement of the "Sanctus" for solo soprano and solo tenor 
  • Appendix 5: Table of instrumental specification 
  • Zur Ausgabe und Vorwort (englisch/franzosisch/deutsch) 

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