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In Paradisum. Bild/Photo: www.origin.ch

In Paradisum

In 1575 Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), composer in Munich, created requiem texts for four voices a cappella. Until recently this version was considered to be the original. In 2014, however, a hitherto unknown copy of the work was discovered in the Augsburg State Library. It is a quinte lower and also contains the previously lost Dies Irae-text. The dating of the manuscript suggests that it is most likely the original version of the work. Liturgical texts by Scandinavian composers accompany the individual parts of the Requiem. The Julierpass (2 284 metres) is probably the highest place where requiem texts are performed, closer to the target group than ever before. (Performances: 13, 14 and 15 February, Theaterturm on the Julierpas. (Source and further information: www.origin.ch).