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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti
1797 - 1848
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D.G.M. Donizetti
Gaetano Donizetti (29/11/1797 - 08/04/1848), an Italian composer (from Bergamo). He wrote mostly operas, e.g. Lucia di Lammermoor (1835).
Nicola de Giosa (1819 - 1885) dedicated his requiem to Donizetti.
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
Messa di requiem in D minor
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1835
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Vincenzo Bellini
Label(s):Orfeo C 172 881 A
Memories HR 4131
Profil ed. Hänssler PH08026
Dynamic CDS 7813
Messa da Requiem contains:
01. Requiem (Quartet, Chorus) 08:47
02. Kyrie (Chorus) 02:39
03. Requiem (Chorus) 02:55
04. In memoria aeterna (Chorus) 03:32
05. Dies irae (Chorus) 02:29
06. Tuba mirum (Tenor, 2 Basses) 03:11
07. Judex ergo (Tenor, Bass) 05:17
08. Rex tremendae majestatis (Soprano, Bass, Chorus) 05:08
09. Ingemisco (Tenor) 06:01
10. Praeces meae (Alto, Tenor, Bass) 02:55
11. Confutatis maledictis (Quintet, Chorus) 02:08
12. Oro supplex (Bass) 03:11
13. Lacrymosa (Chorus) 05:35
14. Domine Jesu Christe (Bass, Male Chorus) 05:00
15. Lux aeterna (Chorus) 02:36
16. Libera me Domine (Quartet, Chorus) 08:24

♫ 05. Dies irae
© Dynamic CDS 7813
Source:booklet of cd Dynamic CDS 7813
Unfinished requiem for 3 soloists in D minor, chorus & orchestra (for his friend and composer Bellini; unfinished) contains: "Judex ergo", "Domine Jesu Christe" and "Ingemisco". The requiem is dedicated to Donizetti's friend Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835). In this requiem, Donizetti brings into play the tradition of Italian church music and a new style, thoroughly inspired by music drama, like that which was to stamp Verdi's requiem forty years later. The work is broadly laid out, and its alternation of solo and choral parts is entirely operatic in nature. However, Donizetti could not disavow his training as a church musician, which emerges in the heavily word-oriented interpretation of the liturgical text and in repeated reminiscences of the rigorous compositional style. Although the work lacks the dramatic tension and power characteristic of Verdi's requiem, it nevertheless contains a number of strikingly concise effects, especially in the alternation of the typically Donizettian cantilenas and of the powerfully surging, dramatic choral sections. Particularly impressive is the "Dies Irae" with its vividly contrasting sections, which are nonetheless formally integrated into a larger context.
Source:Text: Gottfried Kraus, translation: Roger Clément
Originally begun as a work in memory of Bellini, this mass was never finished, only published as it existed in 1870 and, ironically, its first performance occurred on the occasion of the removal of Donizetti's remains to a grander site. Lacking a "Sanctus", "Benedictus" and "Agnus Dei", the work is nevertheless a large-scale (lasting more than an hour), powerful and compelling work which is one of Donizetti's most important non-operatic compositions.
Pietro Coppola wrote a requiem on the occasion of the removal of the ashes of the composer Vincenzo Bellini (03/11/1801 - 23/09/1835) from Paris to his native city Catania.
Requiem, for chorus & orchestra for benediction of tomb of Alfonso della Valle di Casanova.
V. Bellini
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1837
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Nicola Zingarelli (1752 - 1837)
Written in memory of Nicola Zingarelli. Donizetti hoped to succeed him as director of the Collegio di Musica, but owing to various intrigues he could neither get his appointment confirmed nor his resignation accepted.
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
N.A. Zingarelli