Requiem

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Requiem Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a Mass celebrated for the dead
  • a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
  • a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

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  • 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 ,
  • a Mass celebrated for the dead

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Requiem Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A Requiem (or Requiem Mass) is a eucharist service in the Roman Catholic church to remember someone who has died. There are special words for a requiem mass. They are in Latin. The best-known part of the requiem mass starts with the words “Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine” (“Give them eternal rest, O Lord”). This is why it is called a “requiem”.

Many composers throughout the centuries have composed music to these words. The word “requiem” can mean a piece of music which sets the words of the requiem mass.

Celebration of the eucharist in honour of people who have died goes back at least as far as the 2nd century.

In the Middle Ages the words of the requiem mass were sung to Gregorian chant.



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  • Requiem for a Karachi cinema hall
    Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Nishat Cinema in Pakistan which was built by a businessman from Bombay, now Mumbai, immediately after partition in 1947 is going to soon close down permanently. This is not surprising, considering that the curtains have come down on many cinema houses in Karachi, or for that matter, all over Pakistan in recent years, Dawn reported Thursday Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'
  • Doug Kass Analyzes a Failed Trade: A Requiem for Monitise
    This morning, I sold out of my position in Monitise  , as I have concluded that the company has either misled or lied to investors. When a trade like Monitise fails, I try to learn from the experience. It is easy to say, "The charts told us so." In this case, however, a very knowledgeable investor, Omega Advisors, as well as some large corporations -- M Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'
  • A requiem for Google Glass
    It seems like just yesterday that Google released an exciting teaser video for a new product that delivered important information by projecting images directly to your eyeballs — no more staring at your smartphone! Less than three years after that video tantalized the tech world, the product in question has become one of the biggest jokes since the days when Seg Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'

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