requiem

a musical composition honoring the dead; specially the Roman Catholic Mass for the dead, but also other commemorative pieces of analogous intent.
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Requiem

A Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is a Mass in the Catholic Church offered for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular form of the Roman Missal. It is frequently, but not necessarily, celebrated in the c...
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Requiem

• (n.) Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person. • (n.) Rest; quiet; peace. • (n.) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
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(from the article `Berlioz, Hector`) ...poets and musicians of the Romantic movement, including Alfred de Vigny and Chopin. It was there that Berlioz`s only child, Louis, was born and ... ...programmatic in character. He called on large forces to express his musical ideas, an idea that persisted throughout the 19th century and into the ...
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(from the article `Haydn, Michael`) ...church music than his brother. Of the many masses he wrote, Missa a due cori (also known as Missa Hispanica; 1786) is an outstanding work for ...
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Requiem

(from the article `Performing Arts`) ...final part of Schaufuss`s `rock` trilogy, following his earlier works to music by Elvis Presley and the Beatles. A month later the Royal Danish ...
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(from the article `Süssmayr, Franz Xaver`) Austrian composer best known in the 20th century for having completed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart`s Requiem (K 626).Constanze Mozart was anxious to have the requiem completed, as a fee was due; it had been commissioned, in memory of his wife, by Count von ... ...wrote, Missa a due cori (also k...
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requiem

1. A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul. 'We should profane the service of the dead To sing a requiem and such rest to her As to peace-parted souls.' (Shak) ... 2. Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person. ... 3. Rest; quiet; peace. 'Else had I an eternal requiem kept, And in the arms of peace forever ...
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Requiem

noun a Mass celebrated for the dead
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Requiem

[Anna Akhmatova] Requiem is a lyrical cycle of elegy, lamentation and witness written between 1935 and 1940 by Anna Akhmatova. Akhmatova composed, worked and reworked the long sequence in secret, depicting the suffering of the common people under the Stalinist Terror. She carried it with her, redrafting, as she worked and lived in towns and...
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Requiem

[ballet] Requiem can refer to any of the following ballets: ...
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Requiem

[Berlioz] The Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5 (or Requiem) by Hector Berlioz was composed in 1837. The Grande Messe des Morts is one of Berlioz`s best-known works, with a tremendous orchestration of woodwind and brass instruments, including four antiphonal offstage brass ensembles placed at the corners of the concert stage. The work derives i...
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[book] Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master (1992, ISBN 0-312-85168-5, TOR Books) is a retrospective on Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988), after his death, edited by Yoji Kondo. == Table of Contents == Part I — Works of Robert A. Heinlein Part II — National Air and Space Museum Heinlein Retr...
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Requiem

[Bruckner] The Requiem in D minor, WAB 39, by Anton Bruckner is a setting of the Missa pro defunctis for mixed choir, vocal soloists, three trombones, one horn, strings and organ with figured bass, written in memory of Franz Sailer, the notary of the St. Florian Monastery, who bequeathed Bruckner a Bösendorfer piano. The Requiem was premie...
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Requiem

[Cherubini] Ludwig van Beethoven listened to Cherubini`s operas with the keenest attention (the evidence is there in Fidelio) and declared that, if ever he should write a Requiem, his model would be Cherubini`s C minor setting. ==Movements== This particular setting of the requiem Mass consists of seven movements: In 1820 a funeral march and...
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Requiem

[Delius] The Requiem by Frederick Delius was written between 1913 and 1916, and first performed in 1922. It is set for soprano, baritone, double chorus and orchestra, and is dedicated `To the memory of all young artists fallen in the war`. The Requiem is Delius`s least-known major work, not being recorded until 1968 and having received only...
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Requiem

[Duruflé] The Requiem, op. 9, by Maurice Duruflé was commissioned in 1947 by the French music publisher Durand and is written in memory of the composer`s father. The work is for SATB choir with mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists. It exists in three orchestrations: one for organ alone, one for organ with string orchestra and optional trum...
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Requiem

[Dvořák] Antonín Dvořák`s Requiem in B-flat minor, Op. 89, B. 165, is a funeral mass for soloists, choir and orchestra, composed in 1890. == Background == Antonín Dvořák composed the Requiem at the beginning of his peak creative period. The construction of the mass is not typical: the composition is divided into two basic parts, eac...
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[Fauré] Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of his large works. Fauré`s reasons for composing the work are unclear, but do not appear to have had anything to do with the death of his parents in the mid-1880s. ...
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Requiem

[Henze] Hans Werner Henze composed the nine Sacred Concertos that comprise his Requiem over the course of three years from 1991 to 1993 on commissions from the London Sinfonietta, Suntory Corporation for the NHK Philharmonic, and Westdeutschen Rundfunks Köln. The first movement, Introitus: Requiem Aeternam was commissioned by the London Si...
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Requiem

[Jenkins] Requiem is a classical work by Karl Jenkins, first recorded and performed in 2005. It was premièred at Southwark Cathedral on June 2, 2005, by the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra and Adiemus percussion and brass, conducted by the composer. Soloists were Nicole Tibbels (soprano), Clive Bell (shakuhachi), Sam Landman (treble...
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[Jón Leifs] Requiem, Op. 33b, is a short a cappella choral piece by Icelandic composer Jón Leifs (1899–1968), dedicated to the memory of his daughter who drowned in a swimming accident shortly before her 18th birthday. The piece has only the name in common with the traditional Latin Mass for the dead. It is composed to a text which is a...
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Requiem

[Killing Joke song] `Requiem` is Killing Joke`s second official single from their 1980 album Killing Joke. The single was originally released under E`G Records as a 12` single and featured the song Change as a B-side, a previous unofficial single. That same year, E`G Records released a 7` version of the single, exempting the demo version of...
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[Michael Haydn] Michael Haydn wrote the Missa pro defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismondo, or more generally Missa pro Defunctis, Klatzmann I:8, MH 155, following the death of the Count Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach in Salzburg on December 1771. Haydn completed the Requiem before the year was over, signing it `S[oli] D[eo] H[onor] et G[l...
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[Mozart] The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer`s death on December 5. A completion dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a Requiem Mass to commemorate the Februar...
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