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Siegfried Reda
1916 - 1968
Germany
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S. Reda
Siegfried Reda (27/07/1916 - 12/12/1968), a German protestant church musician and composer. He was born in Bochum. He studied church music in the Dortmund Conservatory and composition under Ernst Pepping and Hugo Distler in the Berlin-Spandau church music school. From 1938 to 1941 he was an organist in Berlin. At the end of WW II he became a church musician in Gelsenkirchen and Bochum. In 1953 he became the church music director of the St. Petri-Kirche in Mülheim/Ruhr, he also lead the church music department of the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen from 1946, Herbert Callhoff and Wolfgang Hufschmidt being amongst his pupils. He died in Mülheim/Ruhr. Siegfried Reda was a leading personality of his time and especially significant with regard to organ music composition, interpretation and construction. He wrote songs, organ music and church music (e.g. motets).
Source:Riemann Musik Lexikon and http://www.grainger.de/music/composers/reda.html
Requiem vel vivorum consolatio
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1963
Musical form:free
Requiem vel vivorum consolatio is a protestant requiem, for SATB choir, soprano and bariton soli and orchestra.
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003
Contributor:Arye Kendi