Brahms' Requiem puts Scripture to music

Hundreds of students, faculty members and guests gathered in the Truett Auditorium to hear a rendition of Brahms’ Requiem performed by members of the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, March 12. This piece, according to professor of music history R. Allen Lott, “ranks with Handel’s Messiah as a marvelous setting of a unique compilation of purely scriptural texts.” Originally composed to be played in funeral services, the piece recalls man’s mortality with sorrow, but it ends with a triumphant look at Christ’s victory over the grave.

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