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Synonyms for requiem

a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead

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a Mass celebrated for the dead

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The critically-acclaimed singers and musicians, led by artistic director Christopher Monks, will perform Requiems by Faure and John Rutter at their season opener.
During the 20th century, many requiems addressed the death of innocents during war as well as other forms of remembrance.
REMEMBRANCE, celebration, fright and commemoration; the very first requiems composed in the Middle Ages evoked a myriad of images and emotions, and the requiem continues to have the same effect on listeners today.
TRANSL888 it: Remembrance, celebration, fright and commemoration; the very first requiems composed in the Middle Ages evoked a myriad of images and emotions, and the requiem continues to have the same effect on listeners today.
The programme begins with another of the best-loved Requiems, that by Faure, consolatory where the Mozart is dramatic (6pm, details on 0121 245 4455).
In fact, in his article "Venice aml Its Musical life," Thomson observed that, for all its inclination to contrapuntal textures, the work reaches an intensity of expression that recalls the Requiems of composers such as Berlioz and Verdi.
The loss of all will be acknowledged by the concert in which requiems by Johannes Brahms and Herbert Howells will be performed by Durham Cathedral Choir and soprano Jessica Holmes, conducted by James Lancelot and Francesca Massey.
While requiems are traditionally written in response to death and mourning, Ms.
His compositions include eight symphonies, a cycle of seven symphonic poems, two operas, two Requiems, two Mass settings, a Missa Brevis, an oratorio, eleven string quartets and other chamber music and many songs and pieces for piano.
He is quite capable of writing half a dozen more Requiems, all as insufferable as this one.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem composition is among the most important of his work, as well as the most widely performed of all 18th century Requiems.
No wild requiems danced around night fires sing to their kin, still wild in the night, just as desperate, with a promise of springs left untainted, streams still running clean, wild lands left just because they are wild and sacred as such.
Unlike many other Requiems, Faur's is "comforting and inviting," she said.
I'm excited to be singing the Brahms' Requiem again because it's such a beautiful piece, very different from the mourning of other requiems.
As Holy Week approaches, two requiems dominate concert activities over the next few days, one of them almost totally neglected, the other one born in a recent blaze of publicity.