“Ein deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) is a large-scale choral work composed by Johannes Brahms. It is not a traditional requiem mass in the Catholic sense but rather a work for orchestra, choir, and soloists that Brahms intended to be a comforting and consoling piece for the living, emphasizing themes of consolation and hope.
Brahms composed the work between 1865 and 1868. The text is in German and is drawn from the Lutheran Bible. “Ein deutsches Requiem” consists of several movements, each with its own text and musical themes, and it is known for its lush harmonies and beautiful choral writing.