The mass

A mass is a type of religious service (set of prayers) held in many Christian churches.Masses have speacial words,usually in Latin,that are spoken by the priest,In the 7th century,composers began to set the words of the mass to music.At first the tunes were chants.Later they became more complicated,and perts for instruments were added.

Medieval monks singing mass

for hundreds of years,the mass was the most popular form of church music.
There are masses for many different occasions,As well as ordinary ones for each day of the yeay,there are masses for special events like coronations,weddings and funerals.A funeral mass is called a requiem ("re-kwi-em").It gets its name from the latin words "Requiem in pace"which means "May they rest in peace".

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