Where I describe my first encounters with requiems, Missa Luba, and Britten's War Requiem.
Where I introduce the Mass and its role in the Roman Catholic Church. The Requiem is a special (solemn) occasion Mass.
Starting with Ockegen in 1470 through to the 1990's with the Fire Requiem of Nicholas Lens.
A brief overview of the structure is given followed by the Latin words with an English translation.
The author's favourite requiems are described further. Berlioz, Britten, Mozart, ....
Just because a work is called "Requiem", doesn't mean it is a requiem!
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The Requiem Survey is a comprehensive list of Requiems compiled by Kees van der Vloed in the Netherlands.
Where I got my information.
Last updated: 14th April, 2009 ... Site undergoing reconstruction after 6 years of life!