Requiem Canticles

The Requiem Canticles may not be Stravinsky's finest score; it would be asking a lot of a composer in his eighty-fifth year that he should approach, let alone surpass, the achievement of works like The Rite of Spring, The Wedding, Oedipus rex or the Symphony of Psalms. But in its own context the Requiem Canticles is not unworthy of standing beside those masterpieces. -- Stephen Walsh


A brief look at the competition that had fomented between Schoenberg and Stravinsky, and how Stravinsky eventually accepted and adopted Schoenberg's serialism.


A brief outline of the circumstances of the work.


The parts of the Proper of the Mass that Stravinsky used.


A meek forage into this serial work.


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