October 25, 2013

Mozart’s Requiem to be sung during All Souls Day Mass at Holy Rosary

The famous classical music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composing his Requiem Mass in D minor when he died in 1791 in Vienna, Austria.

It has been a favorite of classical music devotees ever since.

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 2, a choir and soloists accompanied by an orchestra will perform the Requiem during a celebration of the traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., in Indianapolis.

The traditional Latin Mass was the form of the Mass celebrated at the time Mozart composed his Requiem. And a Requiem Mass before the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council was a funeral Mass or a later memorial Mass for a deceased person.

Such a Mass was also traditionally celebrated on Nov. 2, All Souls Day.

The Mass on Nov. 2 at Holy Rosary is open to the public. For more information, call the parish at 317-636-4478. †

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