Dvorak's Requiem is powerful, lyrical, and dramatic to my mind it should be at least as well-known as those of Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart, or Verdi. He wrote it at the behest of his friend and patron Josef Hlavka in 1887 for the consecration of a new chapel at Castle Luzany in Western Bohemia. It's a beautiful work very clearly arranged with lovely melodic and harmonic themes in which Dvorak somehow managed to combine old church modes and modern approaches to harmony. Really only Dvorak could have done it. The original score was for solos, choir and organ and Dvorak completed the work within three months but for some reason neither his publisher (Simrock) nor Novello published it in this form, publication had to wait until 1893 when Novello published the orchestral version of 1892 which you can hear below. Enjoy :-).