Commissioned with an anonymous letter delivered by an unknown messenger, Mozart's Requiem has haunted audiences and fueled myths for centuries. Legends recount the composer's premonitions of his untimely death amid his feverish attempts to complete the Requiem. A work of emotional power and dark fury, it evokes the pathos and injustice of dying young. The sublime beauty of its form, an elevated and exalted style of sacred music, provides the ultimate voice to the composer's genius.
This affordable piano-vocal version of the Requiem is ideal for rehearsals and performances as well as following along with recordings. Reproduced from an authoritative edition, it includes full translations of the Latin text.