Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem in C minor

Johann Michael Haydn

Requiem in C minor

MH 155, 1771

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Johann Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor heavily influenced W. A. Mozart’s Requiem. In just two weeks Michael Haydn composed his work in December 1771, on the occasion of the death of his employer, Prince Bishop Sigismund Count Schrattenbach, who was beloved among the people and was a great patron of the arts. The work was written under the impression of personal tragedy: Haydn’s only child, Aloisia Josepha, died in January 1771, before completing her first year of life. Parts of the Schrattenbach-Requiem were played together with the completed movements from his second, unfinished Requiem during his own furneral service. During the funeral service in Vienna for Joseph Haydn, parts of his younger brother’s C-minor Requiem were also performed.

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Product information

Editor

Charles H. Sherman Personal details

Composer

Johann Michael Haydn Personal details

Reviews

Requiem in C Minor, Michael Haydn

This extended 45-minute Requiem in Latin was written for Archbishop Sigismundo in a two-week time span. The orchestra has no violas, but includes trumpets, trombones, timpani and continuo. There are nine movements and the soloists appear in seven of them, usually interspersed among the choral writing which is extensive. In Salzburg, two organs were used at that time for church music, one for the soloists and one for the tutti areas. Haydn wrote more than one Requiem, and this One, according to the editor Charles Sherman, is the “first product of Haydn's full maturity”. Excellent edition and repertoire for a mature choir.

Quelle: The Diapason, Feb. 1993, S. 7/8

 

Michael Haydn: REQUIEM IN C

Das Requiem zählt zu den bedeutendsten Kirchenwerken Michael Haydns. Es wurde anlässlich des Todes von Fürsterzbischof Sigismund, des großen Förderers von Haydn, komponiert. Bei seiner Aufführung wirkten auch Leopold und W. A. Mozart mit, und es wurde ein bleibender Eindruck für Wolfgang Amadeus, denn er nahm es als Vorbild für sein eigenes Requiem. Umfangreiche Hinweise zur Instrumentation und Aufführungspraxis des fünfundvierzigminütigen Werkes machen die hervorragende Ausgabe komplett.

Wolfgang Nickel
Quelle: Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg