Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismundo (Johann Michael Haydn)

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Complete work:

  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16351:  1.Requiem Aeternam.     
Score information: A4, 16 pages, 722 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16352:  2.Dies Irae.      
Score information: A4, 11 pages, 397 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16353:  3.Domine Jesu Christe.     
Score information: A4, 5 pages, 216 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16354:  4.Quam Olim Abrahae.     
Score information: A4, 3 pages, 120 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16355:  5.Hostias.     
Score information: A4, 5 pages, 200 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16356:  6.Sanctus.     
Score information: A4, 4 pages, 150 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16357:  7.Benedictus.     
Score information: A4, 5 pages, 221 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16358:  8.Agnus Dei.     
Score information: A4, 6 pages, 212 kB   
  • (Posted 2008-03-16)  CPDL #16359:  9.Cum Sanctis Tuis.     
Score information: A4, 13 pages, 480 kB   

Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-03-16).   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment.
Differences to the Choral score (Carus 50.321/05)
1. Kyrie:
bar 50-54: Carus has another SATB arrangement
bar 65 tenor: text distribution "son, e - - lei"
2. Dies irae
bar 90 tenor: "Rex" is B-flat
bar 102-115 tenor, bass: same text as soprano and alto
bar 107 tenor: "-e" is an eighth note, "il-" is a quarter note
bar 180 bass: "-ne-" is E-flat
bar 253-257 tenor: "A -" "-" "-" "men a-" "men."
bar 264-271 tenor: only one long "A-...-men"
bar 265-273 bass: only one long "A-...-men"
bar 290 tenor: "a -"
4. Quam olim Abrahae
bar 11 tenor: bar 11 to 13 beat 2 "se-", beat 3: "-mi-", beat 4: "-ni"
5. Hostias / Quam olim (repeat)
bar 30-31 tenor: "se-" "-"
8. Agnus Dei
bar 11 tenor: "qui-" is G
9. Cum sanctis tuis in aeternum
bar 33-40 SATB: "pi-us" <-> "qui-a"
bar 35-40 soprano: text like alto
bar 41-42 soprano: "pi-us"
bar 43-44 soprano: "es, in ae-ter-num"
bar 41-42 tenor, bass: "pi -" "- us"
bar 89-106 SAB: text completely different, tenor is the same
bar 102-106 tenor: "qui-a" "qui -" "a -" "pi -" "us -"
bar 110-114 is Instrumental
bar 115-120 is Solo
bar 119 tenor: "lu-" is C

General Information

Title: Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismondo
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB + SATB soli
Genre: SacredRequiemMass

Languages: Greek, Latin
Instruments: Originally, orchestra

First published: written 1771
Description: This work was written in 1771 when Michael Haydn was Director of Music for the Archbishop of Salzburg. The Mozart family were active in Salzburg at that time, and this Requiem clearly had a profound effect on the young Mozart, whose own Requiem of some 20 years later shows the influence of this earlier work.

External websites:

  • Free choir training aids for this work are available at Choralia.
  • This is a different work from the unfinished Requiem of 1806 at IMSLP

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Requiem.