Requiem

Definition of Requiem

Re´qui`em   Pronunciation: r?´kw?-?m;277
n.1.(R.C.Ch.) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
We should profane the service of the dead
To sing a requiem and such rest to her
As to peace-parted souls.
- Shak.
2.Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person.
3.Rest; quiet; peace.
Else had I an eternal requiem kept,
And in the arms of peace forever slept.
- Sandys.

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Dry Mass, Eucharistic rites, Lady Mass, Low Mass, Mass, Missa, Missa bassa, Missa cantata, Missa legata, Missa media, Missa praesanctificatorum, Missa privata, Missa publica, Missa sicca, Negro spiritual, Requiem Mass, Rosary, Rosary Mass, anthem, burial service, cantata, canticle, chorale, church music, coronach, dead march, death knell, death song, deathwatch, dirge, doxology, elegy, epicedium, eulogy, exequies, extreme unction, funeral march, funeral oration, funeral rites, funeral song, gospel, gospel music, graveside oration, hymn, hymn-tune, hymnody, hymnology, introit, keen, knell, last duty, last honors, last offices, last rites, mass, monody, motet, muffled drums, obsequies, offertory, offertory sentence, oratorio, paean, passing bell, passion, prosodion, psalm, psalmody, recessional, requiem mass, sacred music, spiritual, the Divine Liturgy, the Liturgy, threnode, threnody, viaticum, wake, white spiritual
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