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Succede solo a Bologna APS | Requiem for Rossini
The Association Succede solo a Bologna, in collaboration with the Basilica of San Petronio and the Cappella dei Servihas decided to bring to completion the project of Giuseppe Verdi.
Requiem for Rossini events 2017



When: 9 december at 9 pm

Where: Basilica di San Petronio

Role: Inventors and organizers

Collaboration with : Basilica di San Petronio and Cappella dei Servi

Target: for all

Type of access: free

With the support of : Regione Emilia Romagna and Emilbanca



The Mass for Rossini is a Requiem composed to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini. Proposed by Giuseppe Verdi, the Mass should have been executed on November 13, 1869 (the first anniversary of the death of the composer native to the Marche region) in Bologna San Petronio Basilica, a town where Rossini had grown up and spent much of his life.


The work was never performed



The Association Succede solo a Bologna, in collaboration with the Basilica of San Petronio and the Cappella dei Servi has decided to bring to completion the project of Giuseppe Verdi.

On 9 December at 9 pm in the Basilica, the Cappella dei Servi will perform the REQUIEM for Rossini.

During the evening, it will be possible, for those who wish, to donate in favour of San Petronio’s Basilica restoration.



When Rossini died, on November 13, 1868, Verdi had the idea of making a great Requiem Mess to be performed in Bologna, a town long inhabited by Rossini, and in his major Basilica Or St. Petronio.

So In Milan there was a specific committee, in Casa Ricordi. The composition of the various pieces that constitute the most ancient medieval text was distributed among 13 valuable musicians (Verdi in primis) who worked and delivered the Material. Thousands of reasons of contingent nature and not only hindered execution and it was no longer mentioned for more than a century.

When the handwritten composite music was found, in the Memories archive, he made an issue that promoted a performance in 1988 in Stuttgart, and shortly afterwards in Parma and Perugia. Then silence again (at least according to current news).

In order, the authors are: Antonio Buzzolla, Antonio Bazzini, Carlo Pedrotti, Antonio Cagnoni, Federico Ricci, Alessandro Nini, Raimondo Boucheron, Carlo Coccia, Gaetano Gaspari, Pietro Platania, Lauro Rossi, Teodulo Mabellini and finally Giuseppe Verdi (whose “Libera me”, Domine, if it have been acomplished, it would had been dedicated to Manzoni, as a great Requiem )


The full score of the Mass for Rossini was discovered by the American musicologist David Rosen in 1986, and performed in 1988 by the Gächinger Kantorei compilation, conducted by Helmuth Rilling on the occasion of the European Music Festival in Stuttgart. Later on, the Mass was also set up at other festivals, such as the 2001 Rheingau Musik Festival. The first performance in the United States took place in October 1989 in New York, at Avery Fisher Hall, conducted on this occasion by Rilling, with soprano Gabriela Beňačková, mezzosoprano Cornelia Kallisch, tenor James Wagner, basso Brian Matthew, Gächinger Kantorei and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The work was afterwards recorded on CD. The first performance in the UK took place in 2003 at the Royal Academy of Music, by Trinity Chorale and Orchestra, directed by John Wyatt.

St. Petronio Basilica

Saturday, December 9 2017- 9pm


The great Mass for Rossini

Musics by Giuseppe Verdi and other Authors(1869)


I. Introito: Requiem – Kyrie (Antonio Buzzolla)


II. Sequenza:

1. Dies irae (Antonio Bazzini)

2. Tuba mirum (Carlo Pedrotti)

3. Quid sum miser (Antonio Cagnoni)

4. Recordare (Federico Ricci)

5. Ingemisco (Alessandro Nini)

6. Confutatis maledictis – Oro supplex (Raimondo Boucheron)

7. Lacrimosa – Amen (Carlo Coccia)


III. Offertorio (Gaetano Gaspari)

1. Domine Jesu Christe

2. Quam olim Abrahae


IV. Sanctus (Pietro Platania)

1. Sanctus

2. Benedictus

V. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Lauro Rossi)

VI. Communio: Lux aeterna (Teodulo Mabellini)

VII. Responsorio: Libera me – Dies irae – Requiem aeternam (Giuseppe Verdi)

Choir and Instrumentalists by the “Cappella Musicale Arcivescovile dei Servi” Choral Quadriclavio



Soprano :Paola Grandicelli

Mezzosoprano:Cristina Melis /span>

Tenore :Paolo Antognetti

Baritono : Carlo Morini

Basso :Antonio Marani



Violini I : Tania Righi, Cristina Alberti, Anna Astori, Fabio Cremonini,Niccolò Grassi, Keti Ikonomi, Gabriele Palumbo, Bernardo Repucci.

Violini II :Andrea Poli, Katia Ciampo, Willy Amadori,Nicoletta Basetti, Alice Miniutti, Francesca Quadrelli

Violas I: Giuseppe Donnici, Laura Falavigna.

Violas IISilvia Ricciardi, Michela Zanotti

Cellos: Sebastiano Severi, Giulia Costa, Lorenzo Lucerni, Marta Prodi

Double basses : Paolo Molinari, Salvatore La Martina.

Flutes: Simone Ginanneschi, Alessia Dall’Asta (ottavino), Marianna Tognin.

Oboes :Davide Bertozzi, Maria Chiara Braccalenti

Clarinets: Elisabetta Benericetti, Alessandro Restivo Fagotti Serena Busti, Cristian Galasso

Corni:Neri Noferini, Frédéric Gnuffi.

Bassoons:Cristian Galasso, Serena Busti.

Trumpets: Marco Marri, Miloro Vagnini

Trombones : Giancarlo Galli, Riccardo Gatti, Davide Bestetti.

Tuba: Alessio Barberio

Timpani: Matteo Patrignani

Percussion: Federico Lolli

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