Grant them Thine eternal rest. Merciful Lord Jesus, grant them rest. Because the last two stanzas differ markedly in structure from the preceding stanzas, some scholars consider them to be an addition made in order to suit the great poem for liturgical use.
The text used in Mozart's requiem? The text used in Verdi's requiem?
The text used by the RC Church in a funeral service in modern times but before it switched to using modern languages? I imagine the last of that list may be the same as the first, but I think it unlikely that any of the others is, because adding enough repetition to fit a clever bit of choral music was common practice.
The text here isn't the complete text used by Verdi, it has different numbers of repetitions: Certainly Mozart would have no copyright in anything other that his music, since the words he used are clearly an uncopyrightable derived work based on the medieval original perhaps acutually the same as the original, it's a long - very long - time since I last took an interest in his requiem.
The same applies to Verdi - only the music could be copyrightable as his. Of course the copyright in Mozart's music is long expired and so is copyright in Verdi's music, I think.
Mozart died long before the Berne convention existed, so probably no copyright existed in any nation other that Austria unless it had bilateral copyright agreements with individual nations, which is possible - and whatever copyright in the music did exist was probably not Mozart's but that of the Emperor Joseph II of Austria, who could claim it was carried out as part of Mozart's employment as a court musician Verdi wouldn't have that sort of problem I think - he was mostly free-lance.
But probably the medieval original. However, there probably were several versions even or rather especially at that early time. In which ways does the text here differ from Verdi's version?
Only by the number of repetitions? Or is actually something missing?
Print and download Dies Irae, from Requiem K sheet music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged for Piano. Instrumental Solo in D Minor.
SKU: MN The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi.
It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. Verdi rescued Philip’s heart-rending melody for use in the concluding section of the “Dies irae”, the “Lacrymosa”.
Authorship Note Mozart's Requiem was unfinished at the time of his death. Unless otherwise stated the scores below relate to the completion of the work attributed to .