Requiem

Requiem is also used to describe any sacred composition that sets to music religious texts which would be appropriate at a funeral, or to describe such compositions for liturgies other than the Roman Catholic Mass. Among the earliest examples of this type are the German settings composed in the 17th century by Heinrich Schütz and Michael Praetorius, whose works are Lutheran adaptations of the Roman Catholic requiem, and which provided inspiration for the mighty German Requiem by Brahms.

Such works include:

  • Greek Orthodox Church—Parastas
  • Russian Orthodox Church—Panikhida
  • Anglican (English) Requiem

Read more about Requiem:  Modern Treatments, Notable Compositions

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