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Joseph Anton Laucher
1737 - 1813
Germany
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J.A. Laucher
Joseph Anton Laucher (01/1737 - 11/10/1813), a German composer, born in Ebershausen near Krumbach, working as choir conductor in Dillingen.
Requiem in E flat major
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1792c
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Joseph II and Leopold II
Requiem in E flat major (Op.2) for mixed choir, orchestra and organ. It contains:
01. Requiem aeternam
02. Lux aeterna
03. Dies irae
04. Sanctus
05. Benedictus
06. Agnus Dei
07. Lux aeterna ut Kyrie
Joseph II (13/03/1741 20/02/1790), brother of Leopold II, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine, styled Habsburg-Lorraine (von Habsburg-Lothringen in German). Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism; however, his commitment to modernizing reforms subsequently engendered significant opposition, which eventually culminated in an ultimate failure to fully implement his programmes. He has been ranked, with Catherine II of Russia and Frederick II of Prussia, as one of the three great Enlightenment despots.
Leopold II (05/05/1747 01/03/1792), brother of Joseph II, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792, King of Hungary, archduke of Austria, and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790. He was a son of Emperor Francis I and his wife, Empress Maria Theresa. Leopold was a moderate proponent of enlightened absolutism.
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Joseph II
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Leopold II
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Requiem in C major
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1792c
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Joseph II and Leopold II (see above)
Requiem in C major (Op.2) for mixed choir, orchestra and organ. It contains:
01. Requiem aeternam
02. Lux aeterna
03. Sequentia
04. Oratorium
05. Sanctus
06. Benedictus
07. Agnus Dei
Requiem in F major
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1792c
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Joseph II and Leopold II (see above)
Requiem in F major (Op.2) for mixed choir, orchestra and organ. It contains:
01. Requiem aeternam
02. Dies irae
03. Responde mihi quantas
04. Sanctus
05. Agnus Dei