|作曲者||Michael Haydn (1737-1806)・M.ハイドン|
|タイトル||Requiem in B, MH 838（ヴォーカル・スコア）|
|シリーズ名||Stuttgart Editions (Urtext): Johann Michael Haydn|
|楽器編成（詳細）||Soli SATB,Coro SATB,2 Ob,2 Fg,2 Cor,2 Ctr,Timp,3 Trb,2 Violins,Viola,Basso continuo|
|形状||96 ページ・19 x 27 cm・270 g・ソフトカバー|
The "Requiem in B flat major" is Johann Michael Haydn’s second setting of the liturgical text of the Mass of the dead (another Requiem, MH 599, has since been identified as the work of Father Georg Pasterwiz) and it is also his last work, his "Opus ultimum." On commission from Empress Maria Theresia he began the composition in 1805, but due to a serious illness he made only slow progress with the work. Like W. A. Mozart, he could not complete this Requiem. In 1839 Father Gunther Kronecker, Benedictine Father in the monastery of Kremsmünster in Upper Austria, completed the torso "in the spirit and style" of Haydn. Kronecker’s melodic writing ranges from a lyrical to a folk-song-like character. In harmonic development he shows himself to be a composer of the Viennese Biedermeier era, strongly influenced by Franz Schubert.