Mozart Requiem editions
Date: April 16, 2011
I have finally decided to take the plunge program the Mozart Requiem for the Spring of 2012.
We will be purchasing the conductor's score, orchestration, and choral parts for our University choral library.
Now, the question - which edition to choose?
I have used the Barenreiter edition of the Mozart Solemn Vespers and found the parts for orchestra
and the choral parts to be clean, easily-read, and accurate.
The problem with the Requiem is, of course, which "version" to use and therefore which to purchase.
I am aware of the various different "completions" out there and I am intrigued by the Beyer edition and the Landon Robbins editions.
Have any of you had experience with the scores and orchestral parts for the various editions available?
I will be conducting a combination of college students and community singers and will have only two rehearsals with the chorus, soloists, and orchestra.
I need parts and scores that will facilitate the learning and provide the best possible musical experience and present the least issues in rehearsal. I have a copy of the G. Schirmer choral score and am getting copies of the other editions - those are easy to evaluate but I need advice on the orchestral parts and conductor's score from the different publishers.
Cost is also somewhat of an issue, but the biggest issue is to get parts that will be useful for many years to come and a performing edition that will give both collegiate music majors and talented amateur singers the best experience.
I appreciate your thoughts and experience.
Grace and peace,
Missouri Baptist University
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