Elena Ruehr ( b. 1963 )

Written in 2020 and dedicated to the memory my mother, RuthAnn Richwine Ruehr, this Requiem is also written in memory of all who passed in 2020. The text is an English translation of a standard Latin Mass, but it is secular: all religious words were either removed or replaced. It became a kind of outline of the five stages of grief: bargaining, sorrow, denial, anger and acceptance.Dedicated to RuthAnn Richwine Ruehr, and for Ryan Turner and Emmanuel Music

©Elena Ruehr

Back to Other Notes & Translations