Jan 30, 2013
Arranged By: Leonard Handler, BMI(100.00%)
Pleasantville Music Publishing, BMI(50.00%)
This epic composition by Romantic era composer Gaetano Donizetti can be referred to as a concert requiem, in that the piece is meant more for the concert hall than the church. Donizetti was primarily known as a composer of operas, so it is no surprise that operatic soloists dominate this work. The mood is mainly somber and intense, though there are light, hopeful sections that add to the overarching theme of the piece. Donizetti's Messa Da Requiem is a powerful, dark and moving piece that is an immensely gratifying listen.