Messe de Requiem, Op.23 (Bomtempo, João Domingos)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Auguste Leduc, n.d.(ca.1820). Plate 1222.
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Misc. Notes The score incorporates a piano reduction. Auguste Leduc's firm was acquired from his widow by Alphonse Leduc ca.1847.
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Work Title Messe de Requiem
Alternative. Title Messe de requiem : à quatre voix, choeurs, et grand orchestre avec accompagnement de piano à défaut d'orchestre : Ouvrage consacré à la mémoire de Camões
Composer Bomtempo, João Domingos
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 6
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 main sections (with subdivisions):
  1. Introit (Requiem æternam - Kyrie eleison). Larghetto
  2. Sequentia: Dies Iræ. Allegro con fuoco -
  3. Judex ergo: Allegro moderato
  4. Ingemisco: Andante commodo -
  5. Confutatis: Allegro spiritoso
  6. Lacrymosa: Moderato espressivo assai
  7. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe Rex gloriæ. Larghetto - Allegro moderato
  8. Sanctus: Allegro maestoso assai
  9. Benedictus: Larghetto - Allegro moderato
  10. Agnus Dei: Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Allegro assai - Larghetto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1819-1820
First Publication. 1820
Librettist Traditional mass plus Sequentia and Offertorium
Language Latin
Dedication A là mémoire de Camões / À Memória de Camões (Luís Vaz de Camões, poet, died 1580)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 50-60 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone + timpani + strings
Discography All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

The Sequentia (from Dies iræ to the Lacrymosa) takes 21 minutes in Michel Corboz' recording, almost a third of the piece's duration. (Also, this being a Requiem, the finale's progression from minor -through- major back to minor is not entirely unexpected in general outline.)