Friday, January 21, 2011

Gossec - Dies Iræ

On the train from Wellington up to Tongariro National Park, I whiled away the time by listening to my latest acquisition, a CD (how quaint) of François-Joseph Gossec's setting of the Requiem Mass (1760).  It has a grandiose quality...

Herewith, the opening of the Dies iræ:

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