requiem

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req·ui·em

 (rĕk′wē-əm, rē′kwē-)
n.
1. Requiem Roman Catholic Church
a. A mass for a deceased person.
b. A musical composition for such a mass.
2. A hymn, composition, or service for the dead.

[Middle English, from Latin, accusative of requiēs, rest, the first word of the mass for the dead : re-, re- + quiēs, quiet; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

Requiem

(ˈrɛkwɪˌɛm)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a Mass celebrated for the dead
2. (Classical Music) a musical setting of this Mass
3. (Roman Catholic Church) a musical setting of this Mass
4. (Music, other) any piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person or persons
[C14: from Latin requiēs rest, from the opening of the introit, Requiem aeternam dona eis Rest eternal grant unto them]

req•ui•em

(ˈrɛk wi əm, ˈri kwi-, ˈreɪ-)

n.
1. (often cap.)
a. Also called req′uiem mass′. the mass celebrated for the repose of the souls of the dead.
b. a celebration of this mass.
c. a plainsong setting for this mass.
2. any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin, acc. of requiēs rest (the first word of the introit of the mass for the dead)]

requiem

A funeral mass and a musical setting of it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.requiem - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
2.Requiem - a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
Requiem - a Mass celebrated for the dead
Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
3.Requiem - a Mass celebrated for the dead
Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
Requiem - a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
Translations
قُدّاس راحَةً لِنَفْس الميِّت
rekviem
rekviem
requiemsielunmessu
rekviemgyászmise
sálumessa
rekviem
réquiem
rekviem
ölü ayini

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requiem

(ˈrekwiem) noun
(a piece of music written for) a mass for the souls of the dead.
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It was a celebration of the distinguished composer John Hosking and included the first performance of his new work for organ and orchestra, Missa pro defunctis. The organist was Graham Eccles.
For the North Wales International Music Festival the orchestra will perform on the festival's opening night, Saturday, September 17, with the Festival Choir, in a celebration of the work of composer John Hosking, including the world premiere of his Missa pro defunctis.
The slimmed-down mere 10 voices of the Ex Cathedra Consort projected a huge range of timbre, colour and dynamics, not only in the searing textures of James MacMillan's Tenebrae Responses but also in the radiant consolatory cascades of the Missa Pro Defunctis by Duarte Lobo, the works dovetailing into each other with exemplary intonation, and ending with the dignified withdrawal through the church of a solo soprano, her keening, almost oriental lament disappearing out of hearing much in the way Holst's Neptune does.