My urtext edition of Francesco Durante’s Messa de’ morti in C minor with full critical commentary has been published by Peters and will feature in Leipzig’s Buchmesse from 12 -15 March. This is the first modern edition of Durante’s work. The first performance was in Rome on 15 September 1746 in the church of S. Giacomo degli Spagnoli in the Piazza Navona at a special requiem mass for King Philip V of Spain, who had died earlier that year. Despite its subsequent popularity throughout Europe, it was never published. More details can be found on this link: https://editionpeters.com/product/requiem-messa-de-morti-c-minor/ep73044a
I conducted a recording of the work with Christ Church Cathedral Choir, soloists from The Sixteen and Oxford Baroque (Coro 16147) in 2016
The Requiem in C minor by Francesco Durante (1684–1755) is one of the most important works of this genre written in the first half of the 18th century.