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Dies irae (Medieval Latin poem)

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    • Thomas, of Celano, active 1257. Dies irae
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    • found: LCCN 27006060: Gihr, N. Dies irae, 1927.
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 6, 2009(Dies Irae (Day of Wrath); a famous thirteenth century Latin hymn thought to be written by Thomas of Celano; a medieval Latin poem, differing from classical Latin by its accentual (non-quantitative) stress and its rhymed lines; meter is trochaic; hymn is best known from its use as a sequence in the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass; removed from the Catholic liturgy in the liturgical reform of 1969-1970; oldest text of the sequence is found, with slight verbal variations, in a 13th century manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale at Naples)
    • found: Cath. encyc., Oct. 6, 2009(Dies iræ; name by which the sequence in requiem masses is commonly known; missal text of the sequence is found, with light verbal variations, in a thirteenth-century manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale at Naples; Father Eusebius Clop argues a date between 1253-1255 for the manuscript; same writer would assign a still earlier date (1250) to a copy of the Dies Iræ inserted at the end of a so-called "Breviary of St. Clare" dating about 1228; very probable the conjecture generally entertained by hymnologists, that the Dies iræ was composed by a Franciscan in the thirteenth century; authorship has been most generally ascribed to Thomas of Celano, the friend, fellow-friar, and biographer of St. Francis; ten other names have been suggested by various writers as the probable author)
    • found:, Oct. 6, 2009(Dies Irae; one of the most famous melodies of the Gregorian Chant; traditionally ascribed to Thomas of Celano (d 1260), but now is usually attributed to an unknown Franciscan of that period)
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