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requiem in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrequiemreq‧ui‧em /ˈrekwiəm, -em/ (also requiem mass) noun [countable]  1 RRCa Christian ceremony in which prayers are said for someone who has died2 APMa piece of music written for a requiem
Examples from the Corpus
requiemHis celebration was also a requiem.Parades and monuments and requiems were not enough.A whole range of intercessory objects was also outlawed, as were prayers to the saints, pilgrimages, and requiem masses.Naturally this order, which Halifax had in his little church, was appropriate for his requiem.This difference between the two archbishops was illustrated over the memorial requiem in York minster for Lord Halifax.No requiems should give us peace.All you need is love - the requiem for John Lennon, prophet of peace who met a similar fate.Certainly big choral / orchestral sacred works, requiems in particular, would be examples.