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Dies irae (Lat.: ‘day of wrath’)locked

  • John Caldwell
  •  and Malcolm Boyd


The sequence of the Mass for the Dead (LU, 1810).

The text of the Dies irae, attributed to Thomas of Celano (dc1250), is thought to have grown out of a rhymed trope of the responsory Libera me, of which the verse ‘Dies illa, dies irae’ begins with the same melodic phrase as the sequence (...

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