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Antonín Dvořák's Requiem in B flat minor, Op 89 (1889-1890) is a setting of the funeral mass for four soloists, choir and orchestra. In two parts, and constructed around an F G flat E F motif, it consists of Introitus: Requiem aeternam, Graduale: Requiem aeternam, Sequentia: Dies irae, Tuba mirum, Quid sum miser, Recordare, Jesu pie, Confutatis maledictis and Lacrimosa (part 1 - a sombre image of the last jadgement) and Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe, Hostias, Sanctus, Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei (part 2, which is more concilliatory in nature). It was commissioned by the music festival in Birmingham UK and was first performed there on 9 October 1891, conducted by the composer.
Ensemble. A Massive and Moving Sound - Keith Bramich listens to Dvořák's Requiem at the first evening concert of the 2022 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford Cathedral