Polyphonic settings of the Requiem—the votive mass on behalf of the dead—have existed since the 15th century and include some of the most profound and beautiful music ever written. Every composer's setting reflects their relationship to the text(s) and their sense of history, tradition, and drama, resulting in works which are often startlingly different in nature from one another. In this UnGeeking session we'll sample settings from a wide range of composers to see how each approach this most serious of musical endeavors.
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