The Music

 

 
Featured Masterwork:
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

This operatic setting of the Catholic funeral mass was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian writer and humanist whom Verdi admired. Written for four soloists, double choir and orchestra, it was first performed at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death.

  Read more about it.   |   Listen to it.    |    Learn parts.

  Listen to David Hill’s podcast on the Dies Irae.

Also …

Selections from European Sacred Music, ed. John Rutter (Oxford University Press). This collection has been used before at Ogontz. You may already own it!


Acquiring Music

 

Please  complete this form  by June 30 whether you are renting a score or bringing your own.

 

Rent: A limited number of both scores will be available to rent for $3 each. Reserve them here.
You may pay with a credit card here, or pay with exact cash or check (payable to Ogontz Arts Foundation) when you pick it up upon arrival. We will not be mailing rented scores ahead of the Workshop this year. Deadline for ordering rented music: June 30.

 

Purchase: The preferred edition of the Requiem is the Kalmus. You can purchase your own copy from:

Musical Resources or Sheet Music Plus

You can purchase your own copy of European Sacred Music, ed. John Rutter from:

Musical Resources or Sheet Music Plus

Note: Pricing is similar. Pay attention to shipping times.