What would King Crimson Requiem look like?
King Crimson Requiem would be a composition by King Crimson for choir, strings, percussion in smaller groups. It often ends with the human voice alone and may include parts for harpsichord or electric guitar.
King Crimson is tied to progressive rock that emerged from Canterbury scene of the 1960s. The Canterbury scene included other bands such as Soft Machine and Caravan. Many pop-oriented tunes became huge hits with boomer-aged listeners in 1990s when younger generation felt uninspired during the early days of grunge music.
Melody Maker observed “Few innovators have compensated more handsomely for their mortality”.
It is sung in Latin text which recount the suffering of Christ on Good Friday including his cry from the cross.