Requiem aeternam (Introitus from Missa pro defunctis)

Pierre de la Rue
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The Requiem of Pierre de la Rue is infamous for the extremely low scoring of some sections. In fact these were intended to be transposed to fit the standard vocal scoring of the time (with Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass clefs). My edition of the Requiem, one of the most demanding but also most rewarding of Renaissance pieces) is usually available at suitably transposed pitch, but I have recently been asked to provide copies at the original pitch, and thought others might like to see how the Introit sounds. The complete Requiem costs 7.95 dollars or 6 Euros.

Score ID
Pierre de la Rue
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes

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