Johann Kaspar von Kerll
1627 - 1693
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J.K. von Kerll
Johann Kaspar von Kerll -also: Kerl, Kherl, Cherle- (09/04/1627 - 13/02/1693), a German composer of operas, sacred music, etc., from Adorf (Saxony).
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Missa pro defunctis
Composed in:1669
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem a V vocibus for voices alone, survives in manuscript and is much smaller and considerable less successful work (than the 1689 one); it has the archaic trait of alternating chant with polyphony.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Missa pro defunctis
Composed in:1689
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:/ dedicated to Emperor Leopold I (1640 - 1705)
Label(s):Ricercar 081063
MDG 6140739-2
Dedicated to Emperor Leopold I (who wrote a Requiem as well). Kerll was a Baroque composer. He studied in Munich and then in Italy with Carissimi and Frescobaldi. He was the court opera conductor in Munich from 1656-1674 and organist of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna from 1677-1684. He composed masses, magnificats and at least two requiems.
Later in the 17th century numerous requiem settings, many in concertato style, were produced by composers including G.B. Bassani, G.A. Bernabei, Antonio Bertali (eight settings), Biber, Giovanni Cavaccio, Cavalli, Cazzati, Joan Cererols, G.P. Colonna, P.A. Fiocco (three settings), Santino Girelli, J.K. Heller, J.C. Kerll (two settings), A.V. Michna, Marcin Mielczewski, Alessandro Scarlatti, Johann Stadlmayer, Christoph Straus (two settings) and Viadana. In Kerll's multi-sectional sequence, solo vocal settings are provided for several of the central verses; and effective word-painting is achieved by means of string tremolandos for the "Quantus tremor" section and fanfare-like arpeggios, vocal and instrumental, for "Tuba mirum".
Author:Steven Chang-Lin Yu
Kerll's Requiem (1689) contains:

- Glock/Praeambulum Sechster Thon
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Intro
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Kyrie
- Officium Defunctorum Op.11: Oratio
- Officium Defunctorum Op.11: Lectio
- Officium Defunctorum Op.11: Graduale
- Requiem: Tractus
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Sequentia
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Evangelium: Domine Jesu Christe
- Requiem: Offertorium: Hostias Et Preces
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Praefatio
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Sanctus/Benedictus
- Delectus Sacrarum Cantionum Op.1: Elevatio: Admiramini
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Pater Noster
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Agnus Dei
- Mass For All Souls' Day: Communio
- Postcommunio
- Son
- Exulta Satis