I wrote a quasi-academic paper about the composer Rachmaninoff (Rachmaninov) and how he used the Dies Irae theme quite prolifically.

You can download it here (3MB pdf file)

I also created a companion CD with sound clips for all the examples in the paper. I can snailmail that to you if you're interested.

(some of which should be apparent upon reading the paper)

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