Mozart’s Requiem, or funeral music, is incredible in its ability to portray grief. This requiem, or musical piece which honored an Austrian nobleman’s wife who passed away, is one of the most popular musical pieces for a funeral ever written. In listening to the orchestral requiem or song for the dead, one is reminded of the entire spectrum of human emotion, and most listeners are moved to tears of grief.
Quiz: What is a requiem?
- It is a service for the dead, or the musical accompaniment for it.
- It is a form of music which is highly emotional.
- It is a particularly sad mass at church.