Hasse: Requiem in C Major

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  • Composer: Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, SATB Choir
  • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: Requiem in C Major (1763)
  • Work Language: Latin
  • Pages: 64
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Johann Adolf Hasse, Kapellmeister at the Saxon-Polish court in Dresden, composed the Requiem in C Major for the ceremonial exequies of the deceased Elector Frederic August II in November 1763 in the Catholic Hofkirche in Dresden. with this work, he composed a monument in music to his long-standing, generous employer, who was also King of Poland under the name August III: passionate choral movements, echoes of historic compositional styles, expressive vocal solos and arias undeniably revealing Hasse the opera composer, plus trumpets and timpani in the orchestra – all these are the ingredients of a "royal" Requiem Mass in the style of a Missa solemnis.