The Ordinary of the Mass FAQ
The Requiem Mass - Definition and History
Requiem Masses are composed to honor the deceased. The evolution of the Requiem can be traced back all the way to the 2nd century. The most famous Requiems were composed by Mozart, Verdi, Brahms, Berlioz, Beethoven, Duruflé, Fauré and Britten. Discover the history of this unique mass.
The Ordinary of the Mass
Due to their involvement with the church, many famous composers have wrote at least one Ordinary of the Mass. The Ordinary of the Mass usually consists of six liturgical Latin texts: kyrie, gloria, credo, sanctus, benedictus, and agnus dei.