Choral Lit. Final

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  1. Mass in Bb minor
    • Bach
    • 1748
    • originally in pieces
    • 2 Kyrie
    • Latin
    • 4 mvts. = Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, [Sanctus, Hosanna, Benedictus, Agnus dei]
  2. Christ lag in Todesbanden
    • Bach
    • 1724
    • Chorale cantata
    • arched symmetry
    • 7 stanzas = 7 mvts.
    • 7th movement = straight chorale
    • Falling m2 = motive throughout
    • Sinfonia intro
  3. The Creation
    • Haydn
    • 1798
    • 3 parts - 6 days of Creation
    • 1st performed in Vienna
    • Ger./Eng.
    • Instrumental text painting
  4. Elijah
    • Mendelssohn
    • 1846
    • Commisioned by Birmingham Festival
    • Well-Accepted
    • 2 Parts
    • English
  5. Mozart Requiem
    • Introit/Kyrie = Mozart
    • Dies Irae-1/2 Lacrymosa = Joseph Von Eybler
    • 1/2 Lacrymosa-Agnus Dei = Franz Xavier Sussmayr
    • Secretly completed by Constanze (wife)
    • Commisioned by Franz Von Walsegg for wife
  6. Brahm's Requiem
    • 1856
    • Death of mother and Schubert
    • 5th mvt. added after first performance
    • 1st performed at Protestant cathedral in Bremen, Germany (Successful)
    • German
    • Arched symmetry
    • Selig motive
  7. Faure's Requiem
    • Because of tragedy or just for fun?
    • 1st performed in 1888 after many revisions
    • Each revision became bigger
    • Version #1 - 5 mvts. (Offertory and Lebera Me added in 1889)
    • Latin - except Kyrie (Greek)
  8. Durufle Requiem
    • Commisioned by Vichy Regime
    • Began as organ suite -->turned into requiem
    • Dedicated to his father
    • Premiere - radio broadcast on All Souls Day
    • No emphasis placed on being a premiere
    • 3 versions (large orch., small orch., cello)
    • Latin
    • No Dies Irae
  9. Verdi Requiem
    • Latin
    • 1874
    • Composed for Alessandro Manzoni
    • Entire work based on last mvt: Libera me
    • Very operetic
    • Dies Irae = largest portion
  10. Belshazzar's Feast
    • William Walton
    • Oratorio
    • 1931
    • Originally commissioned by BBC, but work became larger than planned
    • 1st performance @ Leeds Festival
    • Rhythmically challenging
    • Instrumental text painting
    • Love theme
    • Lightning Theme
  11. Dona Nobis Pacem
    • Ralph Vaughn Williams
    • 1936
    • 1st performed same year for centenary of Huddersfield Choral Society
    • Political statement - cry for peace & hope - verge of WWII
    • English
  12. Chichester Psalms
    • Leonard Bernstein
    • Commissioned by Walter Hussey, Dean of Cathedral of Chichester - for summer music festival (3 Choirs Festival)
    • 1st performed by NYPhilharmonic 1965
    • Hebrew
    • Cross-cultural

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