Requiem for You is an Austrian firm that can produce funeral requiems upon demand.
Just launched last year, Requiem for You offers services on three levels, the most basic of which is the composition of an individually tailored requiem. The firm represents a network of composers, librettists and musicians who will write an individual requiem in advance, capturing the client’s unique personality and accommodating preferences for balance among vocal, instrumental and textual components. Styles available include baroque, classical, romantic, jazz or Broadway musical, with text in German, Latin or English. A personal laudatio is also available.
[U]pon request the company can arrange a performance of the requiem, using anything from an audio presentation of the recorded version to a live performance with orchestra and choir. Prices reportedly range from EUR 20,000 for the requiem’s composition to EUR 400,000 for the all-out live performance.
I’ve been researching premiumization lately (premium products for quick status fixes), and Requiem for You fits right in.
Which begs the morbid question: Which song will you want played at your funeral? Sure, it seems creepy, but everyone has one. And if not, you should probably think about it and tell a friend. Otherwise you might get something really awful akin to some of the traditional samples on this here web site.
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