Requiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa Lyrics

Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus h*** reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus,
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.
Mournful that day
When from the dust shall rise
Guilty man to be judged.
Therefore spare him, O God.
Merciful Jesus, Lord
Grant them rest.

Mozart's Requiem contains five sections, each capped by a fugue: Requiem/Kyrie, Sequence ("Dies Irae"), Offertory, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Throughout, choral writing drives Mozart's music; even the four soloists rarely sing alone. The darkly colored orchestra supports the choir with often vivid motives. This pictorial aspect is most evident in the Sequence: "Tuba mirum" (solo trombone), "Rex tremendae" (regal dotted-rhythms), "Confutatis" (fiery accompaniment), and "Lachrymosa" (sighing strings). Not only do individual movements display an extraordinary level of motivic unity, Mozart carefully creates motivic relationships across the entire Requiem. The very first melody sung by the basses ("Requiem aeternam"), for instance, is repeated at the very end and also echoes throughout the work; the opening melody of "Dies irae" translates into major mode to open the "Sanctus." Mozart is never afraid, however, of acknowledging his debt to earlier traditions of church music. His fugues deliberately reference Bach, and in the first movement alone he quotes from Michael Haydn's Requiem, Handel's funeral anthem for Queen Caroline, Messiah, and the Gregorian chant known as the "Pilgrim's Tone."
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BBC Music, Volume 14, Number 5: Requiem / Symphony No.36 'Linz' (BBC Symphony Orchestra) (2006)
Requiem K626: Requiem aeternam Requiem K626: Kyrie Requiem K626: Dies irae Requiem K626: Tuba mirum Requiem K626: Rex tremendae Requiem K626: Recordare Requiem K626: Confutatis Requiem K626: Lacrimosa Requiem K626: Domine jesu Requiem K626: Hostias Requiem K626: Sanctus Requiem K626: Benedictus Requiem K626: Agnus dei Requiem K626: Lux aeterna Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz": I. Adagio Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz": II. Poco Adagio Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz": III. Menuetto Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz": IV. Finale - Presto