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Messa per Rossini: A Requiem by Verdi and 12 Other Composers in Memory of Rossini ()

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composed by Alessandro Nini, Antonio Bazzini, Antonio Buzzolla, Antonio Cagnoni, Carlo Coccia, Carlo Pedrotti, Federico Ricci, Gaetano Gaspari, Giuseppe Verdi, Lauro Rossi, Pietro Platania, Raimondo Boucheron, Teodulo Mabellini

When Gioachino Rossini died in 1868, Giuseppe Verdi proposed to his publisher that a group of Italy's top composers get together to write a requiem mass in his honor. Verdi himself contributed the concluding Libera me, a powerful first draft for the parallel section in his own Requiem a few years later. One thing that's striking about the rest of the roster is that all are almost completely unknown today; the few other big names of the day did not participate (the aging Saverio Mercadante turned Verdi down, while Amilcare ...

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  1. Requiem e Kyrie, for chorus & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  2. Dies Irae, for chorus & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  3. Tuba mirum, for baritone, chorus & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  4. Quid sum miser, for soprano, alto & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  5. Recordare Jesu, for soprano, alto, baritone, bass & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  6. Ingemisco, for tenor, chorus & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  7. Confutatis
  8. Lacrimosa
  9. Offertorio, for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  10. Sanctus for 2 choruses & 2 organs
  11. Agnus Dei, for alto & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  12. Lux aeterna, for tenor, baritone, bass & orchestra (for Requiem for Rossini)
  13. Libera me, for soprano, chorus & orchestra (part of collaborative Requiem for Rossini)
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