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Frantisek Seraf Ignaz Antonin Tuma
1704 - 1774
Czech Republic
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F.S.I.A. Tůma
Franz Tůma -Franz Ignaz Anton Tůma- (02/10/1704 - 30/01/1774), a Czech composer and viola da gamba player, born in Adlerskostelets (Bohemia). Tůma worked at the court in Vienna, but he went to Gera in 1768. In Gera he composed a lot of church music. Tůma wrote several Requiems for choir and orchestra.
Author:Theo Willemze
Source:Componistenlexicon
František Ignác Antonín Tůma was one of the Czech composers to have considerably influenced 18th-century European music. Along with J.D. Zelenka and G.T. Muffat, he has been named among the finest pupils of Johann Joseph Fux, and, just like Zelenka, he rubbed shoulders with the political and social elite of his time. He was highly esteemed in Vienna, with his sacred music even serving as a model for younger composers, including Joseph Haydn and W.A. Mozart.
A dexterous theorbist and gambist, at the age of 19 Tůma most likely participated in the celebrations marking the coronation in Prague of Emperor Charles VI in 1723. Nineteen years later, in 1742, Tůma’s Requiem in C minor accompanied the soul mass for the self-same monarch on the occasion of the transfer of his remains to the sarcophagus in the Capuchin Crypt in Vienna. At the time, Tůma worked as Kapellmeister of the music ensemble set up by Charles’s widow, Empress Elisabeth Christine. The Requiem in C minor, whose instrumentation was commensurate to the significance of the event (the orchestra was enhanced by a cornett, two trombones, a bassoon and two natural trumpets), was again heard at the funeral of Elisabeth Christine herself, in 1750.
Tůma enjoyed great respect on the part of Empress Maria Theresa, who probably personally commissioned from him the Miserere in C minor. It comes as no surprise that following four acclaimed recordings of F.X. Richter’s works Czech Ensemble Baroque have focused on Tůma. His music definitely deserves our attention.
Source:https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/214804/Tuma_-_Requiem_&_Miserere_in_C_minor.htm
Requiem (in stile antico)
Period:Baroque
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem in stile antico.
Author:Vlastimil Tichý
Source:Booklet of CD Supraphon 4300-2
Requiem - Missa della morte in C minor
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1742
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:40'31
In memory of:Emperor Charles VI (1685 - 1740)
Label(s):Supraphon 4300-2
A dexterous theorbist and gambist, at the age of 19 Tůma most likely participated in the celebrations marking the coronation in Prague of Emperor Charles VI in 1723. Nineteen years later, in 1742, Tůma’s Requiem in C minor accompanied the soul mass for the self-same monarch on the occasion of the transfer of his remains to the sarcophagus in the Capuchin Crypt in Vienna. At the time, Tůma worked as Kapellmeister of the music ensemble set up by Charles’s widow, Empress Elisabeth Christine. The Requiem in C minor, whose instrumentation was commensurate to the significance of the event (the orchestra was enhanced by a cornett, two trombones, a bassoon and two natural trumpets), was again heard at the funeral of Elisabeth Christine herself, in 1750.
Source:https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/214804/Tuma_-_Requiem_&_Miserere_in_C_minor.htm
Requiem (1742) contains:
1. Requiem aeternam I 03:16
2. Te decet hymnus 02:25
3. Requiem aeternam II 03:16
4. Kyrie eleison I 01:20
5. Christe eleison 01:11
6. Kyrie eleison II 01:30
7. Dies irae 01:43
8. Tuba mirum 04:29
9. Iudex ergo 01:22
10. Rex tremende maiestatis 00:41
11. Recordare, Jesu pie 01:44
12. Iuste iudex 03:59
13. Huic ergo parce, Deus 01:34
14. Domine Jesu Christe 01:54
15. Quam olim Abrahae 02:32
16. Sanctus 00:51
17. Benedictus 01:46
18. Osanna in excelsis 00:25
19. Agnus Dei 02:09
20. Cum sanctis tuis 02:16
Source:Booklet of CD Supraphon 4300-2
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Emperor Charles VI
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