How to use Dies irae in a sentence
It was the birthplace of Thomas of Celano, the author of the Dies Irae.
He also composed in 1255 the Legend of St Clare; and he is one of those to whom the sequence Dies irae is attributed.
The text of the Dies Irae so imperatively demands either a very dramatic elaboration or none at all, that even in the 16th century it could not possibly be set to continuous music on the lines of the Gloria and Credo.
He wrote excellent English versions of the Dies irae and the Stabat mater.Advertisement