JOHANN CASPAR KERLL (1627-1693): Missa pro defunctis, JOHANN JOSEPH FUX (1660-1741): Kaiserrequiem.
Catalogue Number: 10S012
Reference: RIC 368
Description: Fux wrote his Requiem in 1720 for the funeral of the widow of the Holy Roman Emperor. An impressive work, its polyphonic writing combined with a very rich instrumental fabric comprising cornetts, trombones and bassoon in addition to violins, it was later played on numerous occasions for official ceremonies. Kerll's work, probably from the early 1680s, is much more intimate, scored for an ensemble of five voices backed up by a quartet of viols. In a more archaic style, its intense emotion is doubtless influenced by the music of his Roman master, Carissimi. Vox Luminis, L’Acherón, Scorpio Collectief; Lionel Meunier.