Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath
It has been performed many times since its 1874 premiere in Milan, usually with an orchestra, the massed strings leading the way in the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath
), a musical rollercoaster descent.
'Day of wrath
and doom impending,/ David's word and Sibyl's blending!/ Heaven and earth in ashes ending!
Paul writes, 'But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath
when God's righteous judgment will be revealed' (Romans 2:5).
The recurring Dies Irae (Day of Wrath
) sequence of his Requiem, which launched Sir Bryn Terfel's 10-day residency at the Philharmonic, must be a candidate for the most terrifying vocal whirlwind of all time.
It felt like a Dies Irae, a day of wrath
incarnate in dark fabric, like a flag of doom hoisted in our midst.
"This day of wrath
will be followed by other forms of protest," he warned.
As Jesus himself says in The Brunist Day of Wrath
(if it is he, and not a lunatic with a Christ parapathy), "Along come mad Paul, the unscrupulous evangelist scribblers, the Patmos wild man, the remote muddle-headed church fathers, so called, plus a few ruthless tyrants and you've got a powerhouse world religion." All the world's heavies, needing to hang on to what they've got while pushing their enemies' noses in it, find books like this one the perfect tool for suckering a mob.
Day of Wrath
comes from an expert in military history who provides a fictional story about a horrifying terrorist attack: a story based on an Islamic terrorist attack against a Russian school in 2004 which killed three hundred children.
The use of the plainchant Dies Irae, the Day of Wrath
, throughout the movement adds to the scary atmosphere.
"He omitted the entire 'Dies Irae' (Day of Wrath
) passage, and put in its place the 'In Paradisum' (In Paradise), which usually occurs after the traditional Mass.