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Johannes Brahms

A German Requiem op. 45

A German Requiem op. 45 obtainable from

Design & Typeset RAUM ZWEI | Leipzig Status as of September 2020. Errors excepted. B+H 44

Johannes Brahms


Johannes Brahms

People’s Requiem

A German Requiem op. 45

 authoritative music text based on the current state of research

for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra

Urtext from the new Brahms Complete Edition (G. Henle Verlag) Editors: Michael Struck & Michael Musgrave PB 16109  Score

OB 16109  Orchestral parts

 erroneous traditional readings corrected  orchestra material tried and tested  new piano vocal score (compact engraving, clear legibility)

EB 9362  Piano vocal score by the composer

The German Requiem is one of the world’s most famous requiems, even though it does not set the customary requiem text to music. Brahms did not want to follow the Latin Catholic funeral mass, addressing the Last Judgment’s terror and sinful human beings’ redemption through death on the cross. His attention, on the contrary, was on Biblical texts that focus on human transience and comfort: comfort to the bereaved and comfort to all who fear death. To some extent, it could be called the epitome of Brahms‘s work. In the relevant volume of the new Brahms Complete Edition, on which this new practical edition is based, editors Michael Struck and Michael Musgrave clear up all sorts of “legends,” errors, and erroneous readings. Brahms’s subsequent minor compositional changes are taken into account, poor decisions in previous editions are corrected, and the Bible texts sung contain writing and meaning corrections. Thus, this Urtext edition creates a fresh perspective on the “People’s Requiem,” as Brahms would have preferred to call the composition.


Requiem

Improvements in the New Edition

for Reduced Scoring

Examples from the piano vocal score  new piano vocal score from the Urtext of the new

Impractical page turns eliminated, such as that of the 2nd movement: choral entry directly after the orchestral prelude

Brahms Complete Edition (G. Henle Verlag)  compact engraving, clear legibility

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PB 5697  Score with timpani part | compatible with the piano vocal score EB 9362

The German Requiem by Johannes Brahms is one of the most-performed oratorical works of all times. As an alternative with a reduced scoring, the version of Heinrich Poos is now published in a revised new edition,

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Johannes Brahms

A German Requiem op. 45

A German Requiem op. 45 obtainable from

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Johannes Brahms

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