The Book of Requiems, 1550-1650
From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period
Edited by David J. Burn and Antonio Chemiotti
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Reference work for musicologists, music theorists, performers, and music lovers
Few western musical repertories speak more to the imagination than the Requiem mass for the dead. Yet, surprisingly, despite the significance of Requiem settings for our musical culture, the literature concerning them is sparse. The Book of Requiems presents essays on the most important works in this tradition, from the origins of the genre up to the present day. Each chapter is devoted to a specific Requiem, and offers both historical information and a detailed work-discussion. Conceived as a multi-volume essay collection by leading experts, the Book of Requiems is an authoritative reference publication intended as a first port of call for musicologists, music theorists, and performers both professional and student.
Contributors: Pieter Bergé (University of Leuven), Franz Körndle (University of Augsburg), Christian Thomas Leitmeir (University of Oxford), Alison Sanders McFarland (Louisiana State University), Bernadette Nelson (CESEM-FCSH, Nova University, Lisbon), Owen Rees (University of Oxford), Stephen Rice (director of The Brabant Ensemble), Katelijne Schiltz (University of Regensburg)
The present volume, the second in the series, treats settings composed between c. 1550 and c. 1650, a period in which the Requiem becomes a defining feature of the soundscape of Catholic death rituals.
Format: Edited volume - ebook
Richly illustrated with music examples
Publication: May 15, 2023
Series: The Book of Requiems
David J. Burn is professor of musicology and head of the Early Music Research Group at KU Leuven.
Grayson Wagstaff, The Catholic University of America