Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (score, 8 players)
Arranged for choir and chamber ensemble (8 players)
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. This arrangement by Iain Farrington for chamber ensemble has the piano at the core, while adding seven other instrumentalists to create a satisfying and Brahmsian texture, retaining much of the original orchestration. It is ideal for choirs wanting to perform the work on a smaller scale, but with the variety and fullness of the orchestral version.
Scored for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano (8 players). Choral parts are unchanged as the original, and any vocal score can be used.