Welcome to the Requiem Mass WikiEdit
A collaborative effort to bring together information regarding the Missa Pro Defunctis (Mass of the Dead). We encourage you to edit and add articles, and contribute to our knowledge of requiems!thumb|300px|right|The Rex Tremendae of G. Verdi's Requiem.
...dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis." Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon them.
These are the haunting beginning words of the Missa Pro Defunctis, or Mass of the dead (most famously known as a requiem mass).
For ages this "Death Mass" has been used to memorialize the dead and ask their souls be accepted into heaven. Soon, gregorian chants of the words were made, and in due time, early polyphonic requiems like Ockeghem and Victoria.
We are a user-edited collaboration with the intention of gathering and holding all information regarding the Requiem Mass.
So welcome to the Requiem Mass wiki, and please, stay and join the project!
Requiem of the Week!Edit
This week's Requiem of the week: Requiem in D Minor, W. A. Mozart.