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Dies irae         
  • alt=The "Dies iræ" melody in four-line neumatic chant notation.
LATIN SEQUENCE, LITURGICAL HYMN
Dies Irae; Dies iræ; Dies Iræ; Rex Tremendae; Tuba mirum; Requiem (Mozart)/Recordare; Dies irae, dies illa; Recordare
"" (; "the Day of Wrath") is a Latin sequence attributed to either Thomas of Celano of the Franciscans (1200–1265) or to Latino Malabranca Orsini (d. 1294), lector at the Dominican at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the ) in Rome.
Dies Irae         
  • alt=The "Dies iræ" melody in four-line neumatic chant notation.
LATIN SEQUENCE, LITURGICAL HYMN
Dies Irae; Dies iræ; Dies Iræ; Rex Tremendae; Tuba mirum; Requiem (Mozart)/Recordare; Dies irae, dies illa; Recordare
[?di:e?z'??r??, '??re?]
¦ noun a Latin hymn sung in a Mass for the dead.
Origin
L., 'day of wrath' (the opening words of the hymn).
Dies Irae         
  • alt=The "Dies iræ" melody in four-line neumatic chant notation.
LATIN SEQUENCE, LITURGICAL HYMN
Dies Irae; Dies iræ; Dies Iræ; Rex Tremendae; Tuba mirum; Requiem (Mozart)/Recordare; Dies irae, dies illa; Recordare
·- Day of wrath;
- the name and beginning of a famous mediaeval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.
Examples of use of Dies irae
1. So when, during the Requiem, we reached the Dies Irae, with its ominous warning of doom and disaster to come, an extra shiver seemed to run round the dress circle.