Arranged for Soloists, Choir and Piano
Volume / Series
Editor Nowak, Leopold
Arranger Moehn, Heinz / Wissemann, Antje
Language(s) of work Latin
Language(s) of text German, English
Product format Vocal score, Urtext edition
Mozart’s final work, the Requiem K. 626, was left incomplete.
The completion of the fragmentary score by his assistant Franz Xaver Süssmayr, who helped him with The Magic Flute, has the character of a historical source with utmost closeness to Mozart’s thoughts.
The completed Requiem score, published in the New Mozart Edition, serves as the basis for this vocal score edition which now appears in a revised form and newly engraved. Minor corrections have been made to the musical text, the vocal parts have been made easier to read and the piano accompaniment easier to play.
Christoph Wolff, an authoritative Requiem connoisseur has supplied a Foreword with a clear and concise account of the work’s genesis and its musical features.
BA 4538-90 replaces the existing vocal score. The BA edition number remains the same.
What makes this new edition so special?
• The vocal score has been newly engraved with a generous layout.
• The pagination has been adopted from the previous edition. This means that you can rehearse and perform this work with some singers using this new edition and some the old Bärenreiter edition.
• This new vocal score includes a revised piano reduction: The old Moehn piano reduction has been maintained, but corrected and uncluttered; on the whole the new piano reduction is easier to read and to play.
• The vocal score is fully compatible with all existing performance material (BA 4538).
• A more exact spacing of underlaid words has been included in the vocal parts.
• The text appears in aslightly larger type size.
• The vocal score now contains a Foreword (Ger/Eng) by authoritative Requiem connoisseur Christoph Wolff describing the work’s genesis and its musical features; this text is interesting and accessible not only to professionals but also to amateurs and music lovers.
• Apart from corrections the musical text remains unchanged.