Every string ensemble must perform selections from the great composers of the past. Why not program a little Mozart? Lacrimosa is a piece taken from Wolfgang Amadeus’ Requiem; arranged for the academic pallet. This Classical Era transcription pays respect to the original form of the movement while providing the accessibility advanced secondary string orchestras crave. This arrangement from Mozart’s posthumous epic is a wonderful opportunity to expose students to the ingenuity and craft of composers forever immortalized in their writing.