- Glossary definition: Requiem

A version of the Mass performed to commemorate the dead. The sections are: introit, Kyrie, Gradual and Tract, Sequence(Dies Irae), Offertory, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Important settings of the Requiem include that by Mozart and the large scale settings of the Requiem by Berlioz and by Verdi. Brahms set a collection of Lutheran texts to form his German Requiem, while Fauré set a liturgical text that used parts of the burial service.