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Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), op5

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Music

Hector Berlioz (born La Côte St André, Isère, 11 December 1803; died Paris, 8 March 1869)

Text

Liturgy

 

Premieres

First Performance: Paris (Les Invalides), December 1837.

First Performance in UK: tbc

First Performance in Scotland: tbc

 

Background

The Berlioz Requiem was commissioned by the French govenment and requirees huge forces - including sixteen timpani and four separate brass bands. Yet the tenor soloist only has one aria, and for most of the time the music is very restrained. The full forces are only used in a few short episodes.

The Cast

Tenor
 

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