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Ignaz Xaver Ritter von Seyfried
1776 - 1841
Austria
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I.X. von Seyfried
Ignaz von Seyfried (15/08/1776 - 27/08/1841), an Austrian composer, pupil of Mozart and Kozeluch, born in Vienna. Seyfried's church music, widely known and partly printed, included many masses and requiems, etc.
Source:Riemann Musik Lexikon
Requiem
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem for four voices and orchestra. It contains a Dies irae in A minor for male choir and organ.
Libera
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin
Libera in addition to Mozart's Requiem.
Requiem (2x)
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:masses
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Von Seyfried wrote another two Requiems.
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003
Libera
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1827
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin
In memory of:Ludwig van Beethoven
Seyfried's church music, widely known and partly printed, included many masses and requiems, motets, offertories, graduals, a Libera for men's voices composed for the funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Seyfried was composer, conductor, and musical writer. He is the autor of the important Biographische Notitzen (1831, in autograph manuscript) on Ludwig van Beethoven. At the funeral of Beethoven: "The splendidly ornamented casket carried by the mentioned operatics and surrounded by the Messrs. Conductors Eybler, Hummel, Seyfried, and Kreutzer ... Reached at church the 16 above singers intoned the Libra me Domino de morte aeterna during the consecration originally composed by the conductor Mr. von Seyfried for use on occasion of the performances of Mozart's Requiem for four singing voices with orchestral accompaniment ... "
Author:Lüder H. Niemeyer
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L. van Beethoven
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Requiem
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1827
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Ludwig van Beethoven
Requiem for four male voices, instruments and organ.