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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  • Zambia holds final requiem for late president
    Zambia on Monday held a final requiem service for president Michael Sata ahead of his burial on Tuesday, after a week of lying in state in the capital city. Clerics from different faith groups led prayers in parliament, in a ceremony attended by diplomats and politicians, including the country's founding president Kenneth Kaunda and Sata's predecessor Rupi Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'
  • REQUIEM Unveil "Sticks And Stones And Her Lovely Bones" Video
    REQUIEM vocalist Steven Juliano states, “This video really means so much to us. We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the making of "Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones" , and it feels great to finally release this to the masses. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!” Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'
  • Theatre review: Requiem for Dalinka has thin script
    Ben Pfeiffer has a strong directorial vision, but a surplus of style in this play, set in a fictional concentration camp in the final days of World War II, overcompensates for an underdeveloped script. Read more on this news related to 'Requiem'

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