• Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (according to the Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon, Josephson converted to Christianity in 1841 and the piece was performed in 1851)
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: (liturgical text)
  • First performed: Probably 1851
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Svenska Skolkvartetten. 100 fyrstämmiga sånger, 1:sta samlingen [100 four-part songs, Volume 1], Abr. Lundquist, Musikförlag (Ed. no. is missing) [1952]

Description of work

Andante C minor (- C major) 4/4 (C)

Work comment

The original title of this piece was 'Kyrie Eleison', but was later re-titled 'Requiem' (according to the Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon)

The song also exists in a setting for male choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.). See separate post for that version.


Requiem æternam, dona eis, Domine!
Et lux perpetua luceat illis.