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 the purpose of a requiem?
- To honor someone’s accomplishments.
- To mourn someone who has died.
- To celebrate a national holiday.