Accompaniment CDs and DVDs
For many centuries the texts of the requiem were sung to Gregorian melodies. In the 16th century, more and more composers set the Requiem mass. In contrast to practice in setting the Mass Ordinary, many of these settings used a cantus-firmus technique, something which had become quite archaic by mid-century. Over 2,000 requiems have been composed to the present day. Typically the Renaissance settings may be performed a cappella, whereas beginning around 1600 composers more often preferred to use instruments to accompany a choir, and also include vocal soloists. There is great variation between compositions in how much of liturgical text is set to music.
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