Mozart’s Requiem in D minor is a sublime work. The Kyrie is a masterful lesson in fugal writing, requiring the students to “count like crazy”. Every section of the orchestra plays the syncopated entries, tied rhythms and running sixteenth note passages. The tempo can be slightly adjusted to suit the technical ability of the ensemble. Eighth notes should be slightly separated, whilst 16th notes are played detaché. This arrangement would make an interestingly contrasted concert item with Loreta Fin’s arrangement of the beautiful Lacrymosa from the same Requiem.
Listen to a recording of Fugue from Requiem in d minor
The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)