n. mass for dead; song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as memorial
They played Mozart's requiem at the funeral.
Sentence in Classic:
Voice and instrument seemed both living, and threw out with vivid sympathy those strains which the ethereal Mozart first conceived as his own dying requiem.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
But whether the sorrow was too vast to be embodied in music, or music too ethereal to uplift a mortal woe, he soon discovered that the Requiem was beyond him just at present.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context