Requiem (from a Bavarian choirbook) : for 3-5 voices / Johann Caspar Kerll; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16232
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Kerll, Johann Caspar (composer)
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
The Bavarian State Library (Bin Munich, Germany) has a unique collection of large folio format choirbooks from the Bavarian court music ensemble, predominantly from the time of Orlando di Lasso serving as court music director. Several splendidly illustrated choir books originally belonged to the personal collection of the Bavarian dukes. The most beautiful one is the collection of motets by Cipriano de Rore for Duke Albrecht V, also available at Donemus. Choirbooks have all the parts on two facing pages, in contrast to the separate books for each voice that we see mostly in Renaissance editions.
The manuscript in the library in Munich BSB 67 (without title) contains a Requiem Mass by Johann Caspar Kerll. The choirbook dated in 1669 is not as richly and beautifully calligraphed as all the others I’ve seen there, but the music deserves to be transcribed and made accessible to the public, because it is of a simple but unexpected beauty.
The Requiem is dedicated to Duke Ferdinand Maria (1636-1679), Elector (Kür) and son of emperor Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire.

Cees Wagemakers

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