chapter  4
35 Pages

Masses and Requiems

ByD. Kern Holoman

This section of Nineteenth-Century Choral Music situates ten central works in the context of their composition, performance, and publication as these are generally understood today. It seeks to provide a unified frame of reference for familiar works to be encountered routinely across the rest of the volume, noting recent advances in historical and critical thinking and suggesting some avenues of approach to problems encountered in performance.