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 Posted:   Jan 12, 2016 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Is there any version of the Dies Irae that's as amazingly bleak and scary as Goldsmith's The Mephisto Waltz? I love that version. And it's good to see all the other variations that people have recommended and mentioned, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2016 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

I spotted it in the brand new expanded Music Box Records release of Jarre's VENDREDI OU LA VIE SAUVAGE: the opening notes of the Dies irae are indeed part of track 19 on the 2d CD, coming in at ca 1'10 and repeated ad libitum up to the end of the track.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2016 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   nick11a   (Member)

Love your list! I'm also always listening for the Dies Irae in music. A few more:

Stravinsky Octet
Michael Daugherty "Red Cape Tango" (based off of the "Metropolis Symphony" that you mentioned)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2016 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   nick11a   (Member)

It is funny, I've always wanted to compile such a list! Great work.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2016 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

And for another entry in the 'random obscure classical music' file...

'La Cathedrale Blessee, Op. 107' by Melanie Bonis has some very obvious statements of the tune (it's also very clearly influenced by La Cathedrale Engloutie by Debussy but that's another matter)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

fmfan, I don't know if you've updated that initial list, and I only had a quick perusal of the other contributions, but in case nobody has mentioned it -

Benjamin Frankel uses it in the 1955 film THE PRISONER (Alec Guinness as Roman Catholic priest in nameless Communist state). I know this because I've just listened to it after reading the CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF thread. Had forgotten what a great score PRISONER is. On the Naxos disc conducted by Carl Davis, you'll hear it most clearly at the start of Track 22 "The Dark", but it had appeared earlier, slightly more subtly, about one minute into Track 21 "Solitary Confinement".

We need William DMC Crumb here to tell us how the Dies Irae relates to a story based on the real-life Hungarian Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

Updating now...This continues to fascinate me!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Dario Marianelli used a cheeky version in a climactic scene of the black comedy suicide movie, 'A Long Way Down'.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

DP.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

This won't be news to anyone familiar with an earlier thread on the subject, but I can't resist posing the same question that stumped folks for many months at that time: What is the longest sustained use of the Dies Irae (both tune and text) in a movie? (Yes, it is listed in the present thread.)

I recall hearing years ago about a score built entirely around the Dies Irae and I've been trying to track it down ever since then! Is it Friedhofer's BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   dvsgooner   (Member)

Stumbled across this thread just now. Though I often stumble across this forum in search of film music info...

So just to add, probably one of my top ten favourite musical pieces ever, composed by Yoshihisa Hirano from anime series DEATH NOTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx5rsqfJ1-w

There's also a great version in AMADEUS, from Mozart's Requiem, surprisingly not mentioned here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-I_2WnURA

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

The reason that "Death Note" and Mozart's "Requiem" are not listed on this particular list is because they don't quote what may be the most famous setting of the Dies Irae. If you look at the Wikipedia entry for "Dies Irae," you will see this particular tune written out in musical notation. While your links do lead to some great music, they just aren't examples of the tune found in (as of now) 175 other works. Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

DP

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)


Goldsmith, Jerry: Sleeping with the Enemy (source music?)


Yes, Goldsmith doesn't quote the Dies Irae in his score, but it is used in the form of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, which is played on screen.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The reason that "Death Note" and Mozart's "Requiem" are not listed on this particular list is because they don't quote what may be the most famous setting of the Dies Irae. If you look at the Wikipedia entry for "Dies Irae," you will see this particular tune written out in musical notation. While your links do lead to some great music, they just aren't examples of the tune found in (as of now) 175 other works. Thanks!

Indeed, the "Dies Irae" is not just an ancient moody theme, but also a set part of the classic requiem mass, and as such this "Dies Irae" has been set to music many times, completely unrelated to the ancient "tune" of the "Dies Irae".

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2017 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Outstanding use of Dies Irae by Poul Schierbeck in Carl Dreyer's 1943 classic DAY OF WRATH.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2017 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

This won't be news to anyone familiar with an earlier thread on the subject, but I can't resist posing the same question that stumped folks for many months at that time: What is the longest sustained use of the Dies Irae (both tune and text) in a movie? (Yes, it is listed in the present thread.)

I recall hearing years ago about a score built entirely around the Dies Irae and I've been trying to track it down ever since then! Is it Friedhofer's BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL?


Yes, it is. The Main Title is nothing but the Dies Irae and the cue Desperate Journey also uses it. Friedhofer does a beautiful job with it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

Outstanding use of Dies Irae by Poul Schierbeck in Carl Dreyer's 1943 classic DAY OF WRATH.

This is a great example, as Schierbeck presents the Dies Irae as a call and response. All the while, he varies the tune with strong, ominous statements that go in different directions from the original, but still clearly based on the original.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2017 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

The recent video game Gravity Rush 2 has a bit that's very clearly "in the style of" without being a direct quote. Not sure what track on the OST it is at the moment, though.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2017 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Let's welcome Sante Maria Romitelli to the party.

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