Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music by Robert Chase,Jahja Ling

By Robert Chase,Jahja Ling

on account that time immemorial, the reaction of the residing to demise has been to commemorate the lifetime of the departed via ceremonies and rituals. for almost millennia, the Christian quest for everlasting peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical constitution often called the requiem. conventional requiem texts, between them the nameless medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have encouraged an untold variety of composers in numerous a long time and serving diverse religions, Western and jap. This booklet, the 1st complete survey of requiem song for almost part a century, presents loads of different and special info that may be of use to the pro musician, the musical pupil, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the final reader. the most physique of the consultant is an outline of a few 250 requiems. each one access contains a concise biography of the composer and an outline of the composition. information of voicing, orchestration, versions, and discography are given. an intensive bibliography contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists greater than 1700 requiems now not mentioned in the major text.

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