Mozart: Requiem - 1000 Years of Classical Music Vol. 25 (CD)

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The final masterpiece of one of the world’s best-loved composers — written as he himself lay dying.

A Requiem is a mass for the dead; the name comes from the first words of the text, ‘Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine’ (Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord). Unlike the regular Mass, which has a fixed set of texts for which a composer is expected to write music, the Requiem is more flexible, and different composers have chosen different parts of the text for their musical settings. One of the most dramatic (which Mozart includes in his Requiem) is the Sequence: a long poem describing the horrors of judgment day and pleading for God’s mercy.

This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. Click here to view other titles in this series on our website.

More information can be found at the project’s website 1000 Years of Classical Music.

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1–14. Requiem, KV626

15. Ave verum Corpus, KV618

16. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, KV273

17–20. Exsultate, jubilate, KV165

Sara Macliver
Sally-Anne Russell
Paul McMahon
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Antony Walker conductor

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