Silent preparation for Brahm's Requieum, June 5, 2004 in Temple, Texas. My husband, the bass/baritone to my tenor/alto. This concert was in memory of soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas who had died in Iraq. We travelled from Austin to participate. It was a very moving performance.
For MSH July 2006 - grave
Grave - adj. (1) of momentous import; solemn; important. (2) Serious, as in mind, manner, or speech; dignified; sedate. (3) Sober in color or fashion. (4) In music, very low in pitch, or slow in movement.
Requiem - noun. (1) Any musical hymn, composition or service for the dead; specifically in the Roman Catholic Church, a solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead. (2) A musical setting of the mass for the dead [<L. Requiem (aeternam dona eis, Domine), rest (eternal give unto them, O Lord)]