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Thrēnos (Gk.: ‘lamentation’)locked

  • Geoffrey Chew
  •  and Thomas J. Mathiesen


Ancient Greek lament for a dead person, analogous to the Roman Nenia (also, according to Maas, the leader of such a lament). The latinized plural form of the term (threni) is used in the title of the biblical book of Lamentations; it was so used by Stravinsky in his setting of texts from that book (...

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