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Franziskus Xaverius 'Meingosus' Rottach
1711 - 1760
Germany
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F.X.M. Rottach
Meingosus Rottach (1711 - 1760), a German composer, born Schwabia. He professed in 1730 in Weingarten monastery under the monastrial name "Meingosus" and worked there in the priory of Hofen (which is today the church of the castle of Friedrichshafen) as a professor of philosophy, conductor of the chorus and cellarer. He wrote a considerable number of compositions, but only parts of the notes have been found up to the present. Without doubt, Johann Ernst Eberlin (1702 - 1762), the Salzburg conductor of the court and of the cathedral, served as an exampel.
Author:Erno Seifriz and Harald Geerkens
Requiem in C minor
Period:Classicism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
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Contributor:Arye Kendi
Requiem in E flat
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1751
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:25'34
Label(s):DA Music CD 77333
The Requiem in Es (in E flat) is for solists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ. It was designed for the liturgy. Lyrics set to music without many repetitions of words. Rottach does not put in any passages which are merely instrumental and he allso considers conditions, where only a small instrumentation may be possible: for the violins it says: "n. neces" (=not necessary). What is most impressive, is the religious-philosophical message of the music. It is a requiem in major, thus a mass for the dead, which is addressed to the living: death is no horror, the music is relaxed and full of warmth, and it spreads consolation and optimism.
Author:Erno Seifriz and Harald Geerkens