WASO Chorus Sings: Cherubini's Requiem

Andrew Foote (Conductor), Jacinta Jakovcevic (Performer)

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Abstract

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Cherubini’s setting quickly became the requiem of choice, and was performed at funerals and commemorations of French public figures, as well as in music festivals and concert halls all over Europe. As one of the most performed requiems of the age, second only to Mozart’s, it is strange that this work fell into obscurity by the end of the century. Composed for orchestral accompaniment, there is no known extant organ part. An organ transcription is a common approach when considering other masterworks, yet is surprisingly absent for this work, so a transcription was specifically written for this performance. The transcription does not intend to imitate the orchestration of strings, winds, and brass, but rather lend a distinct voice to speak to Cherubini’s style and word-setting.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022
EventWASO Chorus Sings: Cherubini's Requiem - St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth, Australia
Duration: 15 May 202215 May 2022

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