Dashboard icon
Dashboard
View Member Profile
View Profile
Add or Edit My Works icon
My Works
Edit Member Profile icon
Edit Profile
Member Orders Page icon
Orders
Member Shipping Settings Page icon
Shipping
Member Profile Page Statistics icon
Statistics
Edit Member Settings icon
Settings
Member Inbox icon
Inbox
Logout icon
Logout
Member Login Sign Up icon
Country Flag
per page
Artopium.com -> Library Index -> Music Terms -> Requiem mass

Music Term: Requiem mass

Library Menu icon
Library Home
Promotion Tools
Member Help
Member FAQ
Roving Festival FAQ
Site Map
Link to Artopium
About Us
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Requiem mass


Definition and background:

The Mass for the Dead; it takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, meaning, "Rest eternal grant to them, Lord." The current form of the Requiem Mass was established by Pope Pius V in 1570 and the only significant change took place in 1972 when the Dies irae sequence was removed. The Requiem Mass is typically sung on November 2, All Souls' Day for all deceased, however, can be sung at any time in memory of a specific person. It can be sung on the day of burial, and on the third, seventh and 30th days after interment. The Requiem Mass is a Proper Mass that omits certain, more joyful sections ( Gloria, Credo and Alleluia) and adds other sections with a more somber nature. The following sequences may be included: Introit (Requiem Aeternam) Kyrie Eleison Lacrimosa Dies Irae Domine Jesu (Offertorium) Sanctus Benedictus Pie Jesu Agnus Dei Lux Aeternum Libera Me In Paradisum the catholic mass for the dead opens with the words requiem aeternam dona eis, domine (eternal rest grant unto them, o lord), leading to the use of the word requiem for the mass for the dead. Important settings of the requiem include that by Mozart and the large scale settings of the requiem by Berlioz and by Verdi. Brahms set a collection of Lutheran texts to form his German requiem, while Faure set a liturgical text that used parts of the burial service.


Select from a letter above to find a music term in the Artopium index, or enter a music term below to search the entire index using Google Search.



This is a collection of over 7,000 music terms and definitions used for music theory, composition, instruments and more; a dictionary compiled by Artopium.com as a resource for all musicians everywhere, but especially for Artopium.com member artists. Artopium is a consignment website dedicated to promoting and selling the works of independent artists, musicians, filmmakers, fashion designers and authors from around the world. After looking up your music term and definition, if you have't already, please peruse the thousands of titles listed on Artopium by selecting from one of the categories above (Art, Music, Fashion, Video and Books). Or if you're an artist, sign up today for free and start selling your work immediately!



Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary



Artopium © 2002 - 2017