Selig sind die Toten
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Selig sind die Toten (English: Blessed are the dead), is a line from the Bible frequently used in funeral music of German-speaking composers. The text begins in Revelation 14:13, in the Luther Bible Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herrn sterben von nun an, in English begins Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord, from henceforth. The most famous settings are by Johannes Brahms in the final movement of A German Requiem, and by Heinrich Schütz in his collection Musikalische Exequien. It is a favourite of amateur choirs.