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Franz Josef Breitenbach
1853 - 1934
Switzerland
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F.J. Breitenbach
Franz Josef Breitenbach (27/04/1853 - 30/08/1934), a Swiss composer, born in Muri and died in Luzern. Son of Joseph Heinrich Breitenbach. After attenting Grammar School in Einsiedeln, he studied organ at the Conservatory of Stuttgart. He became organist in Will, Muri, Baden. In 1889 he became "Stiftsorganist" in Luzern. He founded with others the Organistenschule in Will in 1889.
Requiem
Period:Expressionism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem for a cappella mixed choir. It contains:
- Requiem aeternam
- Tractus: Absolve Domine
- Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
- Sanctus
- Benedictus
- Agnus Dei
- Communio: Lux aeterna