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

  • John Caldwell
  •  and Malcolm Boyd

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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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