Excerpts from "Manzoni Requiem"
Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Mollenhauer)
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C Piccolo/Flute II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
None discovered thus far.
This arrangement of Verdi's famous Requiem combines five sections of the mass into one of the most powerful works ever scored for concert band. Includes Dies Irae; Tuba Mirum; Recordare; Ingemisco and Rex Tremendae.
- Program Note by publisher
The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi.
In 1869, Verdi had been asked to compose a section for a requiem mass in memory of Gioachino Rossini. He compiled and completed the requiem, but its performance was abandoned (and its premiere did not take place until 1988). Five years later, Verdi reworked his Libera Me section of the Rossini Requiem and made it a part of his Requiem honouring Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni's death.
The work was at one time called the Manzoni Requiem. It is rarely performed in liturgy, but rather in concert form of around 85–90 minutes in length. Musicologist David Rosen calls it 'probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart's Requiem.'
- Program Note from Wikipedia
None discovered thus far.
- Arkansas: V
- Florida: VI
- Iowa: V
- Kansas: V
- Louisiana: V
- Michigan: Senior High AA
- New York: Concert Band VI
- Oklahoma: V-A
- South Carolina: VI
- Texas: V. Complete
- Virginia: VI
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- United High School (Laredo, Tex.) (John Mallon, conductor) – 7 May 2016
- Unidentified Chinese ensemble – 23 August 2013
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Ah! Fors e lui - Sempre Libera from "La Traviata" (arr. Barrow) (1973)
- Anvil Chorus (arr. McAlister and Graham) (1853/2008)
- Bolero from "The Sicilian Vespers" (tr. Sousa) (1855)
- Excerpts from "Manzoni Requiem" (arr. Mollenhauer) (1869/1874/1965)
- Il Balen del Suo Sorriso from "Il Trovatore" (arr. Brittain) (2009)
- La Battaglia di Legnano (arr. Kalischnig) (1986)
- March from "Aida" (arr. Seredy) (1871/1898/1964)
- Nabucco Overture (tr. Cailliet) (1842/1959)
- Overture to "Joan of Arc" (arr. Rollinson) (1845/1902)
- Overture to "La Forza del Destino" (arr. Lake) (1862)
- Overture to "La Forza del Destino" (arr. Odom) (1862)
- Overture to "La Forza del Destino" (arr. Patterson) (1862/2012)
- Overture to "La Forza del Destino" (arr. Rogers) (1862/1980)
- Overture: "La Forza del Destino" (arr. Suzuki) (1862/2017)
- Overture to "Nabucco" (tr. Cailliet) (1841/1959)
- Overture to "Nabucco" (arr. Rhea) (1841)
- Prelude to Act I of "La Traviata" (ed. Falcone) (1853/1966)
- Triumphal March from "Aida" (arr. Evžen Zámečník) (1871)
- Triumphal March from "Aida" (arr. McAlister; ed. Reed) (1871)
- Triumphal March from "Aida" (arr Richard) (arr. Richard) (1871/2012)
- Giuseppe Verdi, Wikipedia Accessed 30 August 2016
- Requiem (Verdi), Wikipedia Accessed 30 August 2016
- Verdi, G.; Mollenhauer, E. (1961). Excerpts from Manzoni Requiem [score]. Belwin: Rockville Centre, N.Y.