Dies Irae: The Music of Death

As evidenced by things like the Art of Revolutions conference I went to, I love it when different fields intersect, or when something is presented in a totally and completely new way that blows the mind.

This video is one of those things. Dies Irae is a medieval piece, describing the Final Judgement. The direct translation of dies irae from Latin is “Day of Wrath” so it seems fitting that it appears in both the Catholic funeral Mass setting as well as all sorts of doom and gloom situations throughout musical and cinematic history.

Seriously, watch this video and be amazed.

 

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_irae

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