EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
The German Requiem of Johannes Brahms is acknowledged as one of the great choral works of the Romantic era. Although originally scored for symphony orchestra, Brahms made a version for piano duet which has found popularity in recent years. Performances with piano lack the richness, colour and sustain of the long lines in Brahms' work. A brilliant new arrangement by Joachim Linckelmann for chamber ensemble retains the richness of the original orchestration. It is ideal for choirs such as Musica Sacra of Sarasota wanting to perform the work on a smaller scale, but with the variety and fullness of the full orchestral version.