A satisfying Requiem

A satisfying Requiem
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By Chris Freud

Pop was a baritone. I’m a tenor.Pop sang the “Tuba Mirum” from Mozart’s Requiem in the shower every day.“The Trumpet Shall Sound” from “Messiah” works better for my voice range as I suds up.I had no idea how close the lyrics are until around two years ago.The above “Messiah” aria is “The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised, be raised incorruptible.”The “Tuba Mirum”? “The trumpet shall send its wondrous sound throughout earth’s sepulchers and gather all before the throne. Death and nature shall be stunned when all creation rises again …”Apparently with different voice ranges and languages, …

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