A German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift)
takes it's libretto from the Holy Bible., It is a large-scale work for chorus,
orchestra, soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and 1868. The
seven movements, last 65 to 80 minutes. A German Requiem is sacred and
non-liturgical, it does not conform to the structure of the Latin Requiem Mass
and is in the German language.
The training aids have an orchestral accompaniment with the chosen voice part
highlighted with piano. The remaining parts are quieter on guitar as required.
As the work is mostly choral and in the interest of continuity, the whole work
is provided, including the soloist sections. (Which may be of help to
soloists, and for this we recommend the complete Accompaniment Recording)
Although the work is essentially SATB there is the very occasional 2nd part
for a particular voice, this occurs so few times that (for this work) it does
not warrant a separate track. Generally when this occurs both notes have been
played. In most cases the choice of note is an octave apart.
Please scroll down to review our demonstration samples for this work at the
foot of this page.