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Das Berliner Requiem

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Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill

Subtitle: kleine Kantata für Tenor, Bariton, Männerchor (oder drei Männerstimmen) und Blasorchester

General Info

Year: 1928 / 1967 / 2009
Duration: c. 21:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Universal Edition
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental


1. Grosser Dankchoral. Sostenuto - 3:05
2. Ballade vom ertrunkenen Mädchen. Lento - 2:05
3. Marterl. Hier ruht die Jungfrau - 2:00
4. Erster Bericht über den unbekannten Soldatenunter dem Triumphbogen: Moderato assai - 4:15
5. Zweiter Bericht über den unbekannten Soldaten unter dem Triumphbogen. Rezitativ - 5:25
6. Grosser Dankchoral (Da capo) - 1:30


Full Score
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Piccolo Drum

Chorus or Three Male Voices


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Berlin Requiem (German: Das Berliner Requiem) is a 1928 composition for tenor, baritone, and choir of three male voices and orchestra by Kurt Weill to poems by Bertolt Brecht. The work had been commissioned by the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft who intended to broadcast the work on all its stations. However Brecht failed to abide by his contractual obligation to show the poems to the commissioning body for advance approval and the content, some of it a memorial to Rosa Luxembourg, led to several stations banning the performance.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Berlin Requiem, Wikipedia Accessed 3 December 2017
  • Weill, K. (1967 & 2009). Das Berliner Requiem : kleine Kantata für Tenor, Bariton, Männerchor (oder drei Männerstimmen) und Blasorchester [score]. Universal Edition: Wien.