Requiem Web - Recommended Works


Mozart Requiem in D minor. K 626

First of all, you must have Mozart's Requiem (KV 626). Even if you think you don't like Mozart, you will like this work. I read that a noted computer scientest played this music in his log cabin while debugging the logic of the Dec Ultrix workstation.

War Requiem - Benjamin Britten (1963)

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem is also essential. This work combines the traditional Latin mass with the war poems of Wilfred Owen. You may want a really dynamic digital recording as the DECCA recording with Britten has a fair amount of tape hiss.

Requiem - Berlioz

For something loud, you should choose either (or both) Berlioz's Requiem or Verdi's Requiem. CD sleeve notes to be supplied.

Requiem - Verdi

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Missa Luba - African Mass (1990)

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A German Requiem - Brahms

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Requiem - John Rutter (1985)

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A Polish Requiem - Penderecki

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Fauré Requiem

Requiem - Ockeghem

An excellent recording has been released on Naxos (8.554260) recorded by Musica Ficta. Read more.


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Last updated: 5th October 2000