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Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm
1778 - 1858
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S.R. von Neukomm
Sigismund von Neukomm (10/07/1778 - 03/04/1858), an Austrian pianist and composer, born in Salzburg. Neukomm studied under Weissauer and Michael Haydn, and attended Salzburg University. In 1792, he began playing the organ at the University church, and in 1796, became chorus master at the court theater. He also taught piano and singing in Vienna, his pupils including Mozart. From 1804-1809, he served as Kapellmeister at the German theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, then moved to Paris. He arranged many of Haydn’s works, and, from 1816-1821, played them in South America. His works include a clarinet quintet, string quartet, organ pieces, operas, oratorios, and other forms.
Messe de requiem
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1814
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Camerata CM 555
Messe de requiem contains:
1.Requiem 4´46
2.Kyrie 3´23
3.Dies Irae 14´43
4.Offertorium 4´40
5.Hostias 5´11
6.Sanctus 2´21
7.Benedictus 5´56
8.Agnus Dei 3´41
9.Requiem 2´34
10.Libera Me 1´23
11.Dies Illa 5´11
Total time: 54´19
Source:Booklet of CM 555
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen
Important requiem composers in the 19th century include Aiblinger, Andrevi y Castellar, Bochsa, Van Bree, Canetti, Catelani, Coccia, Fétis, Goss, Gounod, Habert, Mabellini, Meyerbeer, Neukomm, Pacini, Reinecke, Reissinger and Rheinberger.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Libera me, Domine
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1819c
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):K617 180
Composer Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm arrived in Rio de Janeiro 1816. In december 1819 he conducted the first presentation of Mozarts Requiem in Brazil and he wrote the Libera Me Domine in some of Mozarts themes- completed Mozarts Requiem. Neukomm stayed in Brazil until 1821.
Source:Booklet of K617 180
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1838
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):K617 210
Accent ACC 24344
This Requiem is composed for three equal voices and organ. The Funeral March for cornet 4 horns, 3 trombones and ophicleide. The mass comprises 4 parts. The first two parts, Requiem mass and De Profundis are performed during the church service, while the last two Miserere and the Funeral March are intended for the procession which accompanies the corps to the cemetry. It contains:
1. Requiem 3´29
2. Kyrie 3´44
3. Dies Irae 2´40
4. Recordare 2´31
5. Hostias 5´11
6. Lacrymosa dies illa 1'41
7. Hostias et praeces tibi 1'51
8. Sanctus and Benedictus 0´48
9. Pie Jesu 4'10
10. Agnus Dei 4´46
11. Libera Me 4´34

12. De profundis 5'15
13. Marche Funebre & Miserere 22'23
Total time: 59´25
Source:booklet of cd K617 210
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen