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    No, it's not some awful composition I've just come across, it's another game! If this has already been done, like almost all my other threads, I apologise profusely with the least sincerity imaginable.

    So, the game is that you have to stitch together a frankenstein requiem by choosing your favourite components from multiple requiems and putting them together. So, for example, your favourite Introitus might be by one composer, while your favourite Agnus Dei is by another. I'll start:

    Introitus: Mozart
    Kyrie: Mozart
    Graduale: Dvořák
    Dies irae: Verdi
    Tuba mirum: Verdi
    Lacrimosa: Mozart
    Offertorium: Dvořák
    Sanctus: Verdi
    Pie Jesu: Fauré
    Agnus Dei: Fauré

    Obviously, most musical settings are different, so you might have quite a mash-up! Personally, if I could, I would add the entire Gloria from Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, but that's strictly not part of the requiem text. And if I were going to break all the rules, I'd add the 'Herr, lehre doch mich' from Brahms's Deutsches Requiem.
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    I love the idea but I don't know enough to do it with requiems.

    I have thought of something similar, though, because of a Bernstein recording with the LA Phil of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Copland's Appalachian Spring. If you sewed those up, you'd have a pretty fair shot at "the American symphony." But maybe we need a scherzo movement. I can't do better than Reich's Variations for Winds, Strings, and Keyboards.

    The American Frankenstein Symphony.
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    I'm confused . Is this post about a Frankenstein requiem, or a requiem for Frankenstein ?

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    I think Sussmayer should be called upon to compose the two bolts in Frankenstein's neck...

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    I'm confused . Is this post about a Frankenstein requiem, or a requiem for Frankenstein ?
    The former

    I have thought of something similar, though, because of a Bernstein recording with the LA Phil of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Copland's Appalachian Spring. If you sewed those up, you'd have a pretty fair shot at "the American symphony." But maybe we need a scherzo movement. I can't do better than Reich's Variations for Winds, Strings, and Keyboards.
    How about Bernstein's overture to Candide for the scherzo? (no matter that it sounds so much like Shostakovich!)
    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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    Introitus - Michael Haydn
    Kyrie - Mozart
    Anything in between - Victoria
    Dies Irae - Verdi
    Rex Tremendae - Mozart
    Confutatis + Lacrimosa - Mozart
    Everything up to Libera Me - Victoria
    Libera Me - Verdi

    Missing bits can be filled up by whoever, probably Victoria.

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