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(It. ‘Dirge’).

In Ancient Rome, a funeral song in praise of the dead. Schiller's Nänie were set by Goetz (1874), Brahms (1880–1), and Orff (1956). Term has also been used by Birtwistle in his Nenia on the death of Orpheus (1970).

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