Mozart’s final work, the Requiem K.626, was left incomplete and it is fraught with questions and emotions: the expressive depth of its music, sorrow at the great composer’s early death, truth and legend, fragments and attempts to complete the work.
The completion of the fragmentary score by his assistant Franz Xaver Süssmayr, who helped him with The Magic Flute, has the character of a historical source with utmost closeness to Mozart’s thoughts.
The completed Requiem score, published in the New Mozart Edition, serves as the basis for this vocal score edition which now appears in a revised form and newly engraved. Minor corrections have been made to the musical text, the vocal parts have been made easier to read and the piano accompaniment easier to play.
Christoph Wolff, an authoritative Requiem connoisseur has supplied a Foreword with a clear and concise account of the work’s genesis and its musical features.
• The vocal score has been newly engraved with a generous layout.
• The pagination has been adopted from the previous edition. This means that you can rehearse and perform this work with some singers using this new edition and some the old Bärenreiter edition.
• This new vocal score includes a revised piano reduction: The old Moehn piano reduction has been maintained, but corrected and uncluttered; on the whole the new piano reduction is easier to read and to play.
• The vocal score is fully compatible with all existing performance material (BA 4538).
• A more exact spacing of underlaid words has been included in the vocal parts.
• The text appears in a slightly larger type size.
• The vocal score now contains a Foreword (Ger/Eng) by authoritative Requiem connoisseur Christoph Wolff describing the work’s genesis and its musical features; this text is interesting and accessible not only to professionals but also to amateurs and music lovers.
• Apart from corrections the musical text remains unchanged
- Urtext of the New Mozart Edition
- Full score (BA4538-01), performance material (BA4538), vocal score (BA4538-90) and study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP152) available for sale
- Facsimile edition BVK2346