A Trio of Requiems


  1. 1:  a mass for the dead

  2. 2a:  a solemn chant (as a dirge) for the repose of the dead

    b:  something that resembles such a solemn chant

  3. 3a:  a musical setting of the mass for the dead

    b:  a musical composition in honor of the dead

    from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Here for comparison is Dies Irae from three different requiems:



And the original, Gregorian chant:


Much as I love classical music, I think the chant is still my favourite. Which is yours?