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Why this creepy melody is in so many movies I VOX

Discussion in 'Music' started by AndrewvanZyl, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Think back to some of the most dramatic scenes in film history — from The Lion King, The Shining, It’s a Wonderful Life. Besides being sad or scary, they have something else in common: the dies irae. “Dies irae” translates from Latin to “Day of Wrath” — it’s a 13th-century Gregorian chant describing the day Catholics believe God will judge the living and the dead and send them to heaven or hell. And it was sung during one specific mass: funerals.

     
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Fascinating. You post some really interesting and informative clips. Thank you.
     
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Oooo I know this one!

    Is it because it's out of copyright that it appears so often?
     

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