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Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler
1765 - 1846
Austria
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J.L.E. von Eybler
Joseph Eybler (08/02/1765 - 24/07/1846), an Austrian composer and conductor. Born in Schwechat. Pupil of Albrechtsberger. Eybler nursed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his last illness and after his death it was to him that the widow at once committed the task of completing Mozart's Requiem.
Source: Groves dictionary of music and musicians
Mozart's Requiem
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1791
Musical form:fragment
Text/libretto:Latin mass
When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died, his widow Constanze was fearful of losing the commission for the Requiem; only fifty ducats had originally been advanced. She first turned the score over to Joseph Eybler, who had attended Mozart assiduously during his illness and for whom Mozart had written a recommendation for the post of Kappellmeister. Eybler began by completing the orchestration of the "Dies irae", quite respectably, but stopped at the "Confutatis"; at this point, he would have needed to begin 'composing' where Mozart left off.
Source:Source: http://members.tripod.com/~wamozart/requiem.html
Requiem in C minor
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1803
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:51'53''
In memory of:Emperor Leopold II
Label(s):CPO 999 234-2
Eybler composed his requiem in response to a court commission for a memorial mass for Emperor Leopold II (1747 1792). Although the compositional style of Eybler's requiem is clearly oriented toward Albrechtsberger, Haydn, and, of course, Mozart, its lavish orchestration (double choir and rich wind instrumentation) and highly original formal design do indeed attest to an individual expressive will clearly ditinguishing it from run-of-the-mill sacred works of those times.
Author:Ernst Herzog
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Emperor Leopold II
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Libera in G minor
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1830c
Musical form:fragment
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Libera in G minor for SATB, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 trombones and contrabassoon. It is to be found as a set of manuscript parts in the library of the Hofburgkapelle in Vienna (Shelf no. HK 2545). The manuscript is believed to be from around 1830.
Author:Eric James