Letter: Upbeat Requiem?

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Upbeat Requiem?

Sir: Having heard and read about the plans for a "jazzed-up" version of the National Anthem to welcome the new millennium, on the grounds that the usual version sounds "leaden" (report, 5 November), I assume it can only be a matter of time before we hear of plans to re-present Mozart's Requiem in a way that makes it sound "less funereal".

RITA HALE

London N1

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