Mozart's Requiem for the Beginning Pianist

Mozart's Requiem for the Beginning Pianist

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According to legend, a mysterious stranger commissioned Mozart to create a requiem mass and the dying composer felt cursed by fate to write his own funeral hymn. Scholars, commentators, playwrights, and novelists have speculated for more than 200 years over the stranger-than-fiction reality behind Mozart's Requiem, and the work remains a favorite with performers and audiences around the world.
Beginning pianists of all ages can play selections from Mozart's final masterpiece with these special arrangements. Editor David Dutkanicz has expertly simplified the work and provided brief notes and performance suggestions. MP3 files for each piece are available for download (see inside for details).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486838986
  • 9780486838984
  • 2,234,055

Table of contents

Introitus (opening)                                      
“Te decet hymnus” from Introitus                   
“Requiem aeternam dona eis” from Introitus
“Et lux perpetua” from Introitus                  
Dies irae from Sequentia                                      
Tuba mirum (opening) from Sequentia                
“Mors stupebit et natura” from Tuba mirum         
Rex tremendae from Sequentia                                
Recordare (opening) from Sequentia                     
“Ne me perdas” from Recordare                              
“Ingemisco tamquam reus” from Recordare          
Confutatis from Sequentia                                   
“Oro supplex” from Confutatis                                 
Lacrimosa from Sequentia                                       
Domine Jesu from Offertorium                               
Hostias from Offertorium                                       
“Osanna in excelsis” from Sanctus                     
Agnus Dei                                                         
“Dona eis” from Agnus Dei                              
Lux aeterna from Communion                         
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About David Dutkanicz

A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music.
Former Dover editor David Dutkanicz holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and Columbia University. He is the editor of several books in this series.
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