Download Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music by Robert Chase,Jahja Ling PDF

By Robert Chase,Jahja Ling

considering the fact that time immemorial, the reaction of the dwelling to loss of life has been to commemorate the lifetime of the departed via ceremonies and rituals. for almost millennia, the Christian quest for everlasting peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical constitution referred to as the requiem. conventional requiem texts, between them the nameless medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have encouraged an untold variety of composers in numerous a long time and serving diversified religions, Western and japanese. This e-book, the 1st accomplished survey of requiem song for almost part a century, presents loads of various and specified details that would be of use to the pro musician, the musical student, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the overall reader. the most physique of the consultant is an outline of a few 250 requiems. every one access incorporates a concise biography of the composer and an outline of the composition. info of voicing, orchestration, variations, and discography are given. an intensive bibliography comprises dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists greater than 1700 requiems no longer mentioned in the major text.

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