Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

arranged for Chamber ensemble

op. 45

Description

Brahms conceived the original orchestral version of his Requiem for a choir with over 200 singers. Most performances of the work will be sung with far fewer singers, resulting in a clear imbalance between the larger orchestra and smaller choir. The present arrangement for chamber ensemble minimizes this problem and makes it possible for choirs with modest budgets to perform this unsurpassed masterpiece. Surely practiced instrumentalists or ensembles will be happy to participate in a performance of this chamber version of the Requiem.

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viola

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violoncello

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double bass

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    4 x violin 2 (27.055/62)
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    3 x viola (27.055/63)
    each: 9,75 €
    2 x violoncello (27.055/64)
    each: 9,75 €
    1 x double bass (27.055/65)
    each: 9,75 €
    1 x flute (27.055/71)
    each: 9,30 €
    1 x oboe (27.055/72)
    each: 7,40 €
    1 x clarinet (27.055/73)
    each: 9,30 €
    1 x bassoon (27.055/74)
    each: 9,30 €
    1 x horn (27.055/75)
    each: 7,40 €
    1 x timpani (27.055/76)
    each: 6,30 €

full score

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vocal score

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Product information

Editor

Joachim Linckelmann Personal details

Arranger

Joachim Linckelmann Personal details

Composer

Johannes Brahms Personal details

Reviews

Linckelmann retains some elements of the original orchestration, he has altered or eliminated other elements, creating a new, fresh interpretation of this masterwork, while increasing its accessibility for smal ensembles.[...] Linckelmann's arrangement of the Requiem represents a significant contribution to the choral-orchestral repertoire.[..]Moreover, although some purists will admittedly lament the omission of brass, harp, and organ from any performance of the Requiem, one could convincingly argue that the priority, at times, in performing such significant pieces of music, is to allow as many musicians as possible an opportunity to experience this great masterwork.
Nathan Windt, Choral Journal, November 2011

Die Realisierung dieses grandiosen Meisterwerkes scheitert oftmals an den Kosten für das originale, großbesetzte Orchester. Die Fassung für Klavier zu vier Händen, von Brahms selbst erstellt, lässt (weil eben Klavier) eine orchestrale Dynamik und transparente Linearität bei romantischem Phrasenduktus kaum wirklich befriedigend darstellen. Insofern macht diese vorgelegte Bearbeitung großen Sinn. Laut Herausgeber sind Klavierauszug und Chorpartitur der Originalausgabe mit dieser Bearbeitung kompatibel.
Johannes Ebenbauer, Singende Kirche, Heft 2/2011