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The Medieval Musical Earworm That Still Scares Audiences Today

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A baton, a watch, and patriotic sheet music (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
A baton, a watch, and patriotic sheet music (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Musicologist Alex Ludwig joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd to discuss the "Dies irae," the medieval funeral chant that has become popular in film scores.

This segment aired on October 30, 2020.

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