In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The service is fleshed out with short organ pieces and improvisations, and the plainchant used at St Mark's at Christmas; it provides the perfect framework for the music by two of the formidable masters of music at San Marco.
- The main theme of this movement is the Dies Irae from the medieval plainchant.
- The plainchant was delivered faultlessly, and gave a flavour of the complementary timbres of the male voices.
- The German term originally signified a plainchant melody sung chorally, but from the late 16th century its meaning was widened to include vernacular hymns.
- But the text of Rex tremendae is part of the Dies irae sequence, not the other way round, and there is no trace of the Dies irae plainchant in Mozart's setting.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.