Requiem



noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church.

Also called Requiem Mass. the Mass celebrated for the repose of the souls of the dead.
a celebration of this Mass.
a plainsong setting for this Mass.

2.
any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead.
noun
1.
(RC Church) a Mass celebrated for the dead
2.
a musical setting of this Mass
3.
any piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person or persons
Requiem [(rek-wee-uhm)]

In music, a Mass for one or more dead persons, containing biblical passages and prayers for the admission of the dead to heaven. The term has been loosely applied to other musical compositions in honor of the dead. A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, for example, uses texts from the Bible but is not a Mass.

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