A slow composition, often similar to a lament, that is somber, mournful, or solemn and appropriate for occasions to mourn the dead such as a funeral or memorial service. This is derived from the Latin, Dirige, the first word in the first antiphon in the Matins in the Office for the Dead.
See Also[French] chant funebre (m)
[German] Grabgesang (m)
[Italian] canto funebre (m)
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