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Gyorgy Arnold
1781 - 1848
Hungary
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G. Arnold
Gyorgy Arnold (05/06/1781 25/10/1848), a Hungarian composer and church musician; born in Paks, Hungary, died in Szabadka now Subotica, Serbia. Gyorgy (Duro) Arnold )the composer, teacher, conductor, lexicographer and founder of the first music school in Subotica,was the regens chori of the Subotica's Sv. Terezija church 1800 - 1848). He was a prolific composer, writing n a variety of genres, from compositions for the church of Sv. Terezija, choral and chamberworks to operas, melodramas, songs, overtures, and verbunkos. Arnold's style was influenced by Viennese Classical church music and the emerging Hungarian national style.
Libera me, domine
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1809
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Two Libera me settings G minor and E minor for voice and organ, with parallel Croatian and Hunganan texts.
Libera me, domine
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1835
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Emperor Franz I (1768-1835)
The responsory Libera me, Domine is for two choirs and wind orchestra (1835) in memory of: Emperor Franz I (1768-1835).
Requiem in G minor
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1847
Text/libretto:Hungarian and Croatian texts
A Requiem (Halotti mise) in G minor, for voice and organ with the text in Hungarian and Croatian (1847). However, all these works might have not been composed at the time when these manuscripts were dated since the Requiem in G minor has been in its variant with the Hungarian text included already in the 1839 manuscript Valosagos egyhazi kantori fontos enekeskonyvf.64v-66v).