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MOZART died before he could finish the Requiem, which was commissioned by a stranger in 1791, and parts of it (chiefly the last three numbers) were completed by his pupil, Siissmavr.
The items are these (in E. J. Dent s translation) :—
1. Requiem ceternam. 'Grant to Thy departed rest eternal..... 0 hearken unto our supplication..... Show to us Thy mercy, Lord.'
2. Dies irae. ' Day of judgment, day of mourning..... 0 what fears ... when from Heaven the Judge descendeth ! '
3. Tuba mirum (Solo). ' Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth..... All before God's throne it bringeth..... When the Judge His seat attairceth..... Nothing unavenged remainetli.'
4. Rex tremendae. ' Lord of majesty tremendous, free salvation Thou dost send us, save us then, Fount of pity, then befriend us ! '
5. Recordare. 'Lord, remember my salvation caused Thy wondrous incarnation; Save me from damnation..... Hear my weeping and my wailing..... Spp-re me torment, fire undying ... to Thy right hand upraise me.'
6. Confutatis. ' While the accursed are confounded..... Call me then to bliss unbounded.....'
7. Lacrymosa. Day of anguish, day of mourning, From the dust of earth returning, r
Man for judgment must prepare him. Spare, 0 Lord, in, mercy- spare him.
8. Domine Jesu
Jesus Christ our Saviour ... Save, we beseech Thee, the souls of all Thy faithful departed servants from fire everlasting..... Give to Thine angel charge over them, to keep them in all Thy ways..... '
9. Hostias. 'Lord, receive Thou these our prayers and offerings..... We give to Thee thanks for all those departed ...whom we this day are remembering.....'
10. Sanctus. ' Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth ! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest! '
11. Benedictus.' He is blessed that cometh in the name of the Lord.'
12. Agnus Dei. ' Lamb of God, that takest away the sinsoof the world, grant them Thine eternal peace, we beseech Thee..... '
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