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Excerpts from "Manzoni Requiem"

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Emil Mollenhauer)

General Info

Year: 1873 / 1977 / 2005
Duration: c. 13:55
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of Print

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Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute II
Flute I
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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 from 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


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: V
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • New York: 20 06 CONCERT BAND VI
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V. Complete
  • Virginia: VI


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