"The handbook is concise yet packed with information....Rosen's book would make a fine addition to the choral director's library. Whether used as a guide for listening or as a resource in preparing for performance, Verdi: Requiem offers insight, perspective, histprical backgorund, and critical analysis with clarity and conciseness." Lewis W. Gordon, Choral Journal
This account of the composition and performance history of one of the most frequently performed works of the choral repertoire analyzes each of the seven movements. It takes into consideration Verdi's interpretation of the liturgical text, with reference to settings by Mozart and Cherubini.