“Lacrimosa” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Below is the lesson for “Lacrimosa” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Learn an excerpt of “Lacrimosa” from Mozart’s Requiem. The Requiem is a masterpiece that’s shrouded in mystery. In July of 1791, an “unknown grey stranger” arrived at Mozart’s door. He stated that he represented an individual who wished to remain anonymous but wanted to commission a Mass for the dead. Spooked by this encounter, Mozart instantly threw himself into composing the work.

But just a few months later, his health would take a turn for the worse, and he did not live to finish the Requiem. It was completed the following year by Franz Xaver Süssmayr. After its completion, Mozart’s widow spun many stories surrounding the creation of the piece. Furthering the mystery behind his final work.

From a lesson standpoint, this piece is an excellent study for the advanced fingerstyle player as it presents the opportunity to work on dynamics and expressing emotion.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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