Steve Bacher wrote:
>And there are numerous passages in Mozart's Requiem that are very
>reminiscent (nay, lifted with minimal alteration) from parts of Handel's
>oeuvre. A work of Handel's in praise of some royal coronation found its
>way into the Requiem with only its mode altered from major to minor.
I am reminded of a one of my graduate seminars where one of my fellow
students did a comparison of the Mozart Requiem and the Michael Haydn
Requiem...the similarities were...even if Mozart's writing was clearly
better (an understatement), his sense of structure was so similar to
Michael Haydn's Requiem that I found it unlikely Mozart did not pattern
his work on it.