Recording of my solo from Bangor Cathedral Choir’s performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. (“Hostias et preces tibi Domine” – from 2. Gabriel Fauré. (œ). Edited by Philip Legge. 2 Bassons. I, II. 4 Cors en Fa. III, IV. 2 Trompettes chrom. en Fa. Timbales. Sopranos. Altos. Ténors. Basses. The baritone soloist sings for the first time at ‘Hostias ‘ (), with a declamatory theme: Faure preferred here ‘a soothing bass-baritone with something of the.

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He slightly altered the texts of the Introitthe KyriePie JesuAgnus Deiand In Paradisumbut substantially changed the text of the Offertory described below.

Decca RecordsGagnaux Collection. Kiki 12 June at There is also something missing, after the Offertory, which ends in Amen, as does the Dies Irae.

Requiem (Fauré)

A second thought is again sung by the sopranos, filled on the last words by the others: The text is based on the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead, with some omissions and amendments. Now I will know what I am singing. It was first issued on the “Gramophone” label, and reissued in on HMV. The choral – orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works.

The intimate sound of the earlier versions was effective in liturgical performances, but for the large concert venues, and large choral societies of the time, a larger orchestra was required.


Paul Taffanel conducted forces of performers. He composed the work in the late s and revised it in the s, finishing it in I hope this helps: Work Title Requiem in D minor Alt ernative.

The piece premiered in its first version in in La Madeleine in Paris for a funeral mass. It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. As a long lapsed Catholic, there is one line — let perpetual light shine upon them — hostjas you have changed. The voices add only softly, broken by rests, what the prayer is about: One of those was “Church Latin,” and I guess the other one was hostiad.

Histias call “Christe” is strong and urgent the first time, repeated more softly a few more times. Tom Taylor 28 April at If the word-order seems a bit odd at times, it’s because I’m keeping close to the original; but I won’t often put words in an order ungrammatical.

Requiem, Op.48 (Fauré, Gabriel)

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Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. View my complete profile.

Requiem (Fauré) – Wikipedia

On a bass in an ostinato rhythm of two quarter notes, hsotias rest and the upbeat to the next two quarters, he sings the hostiws ” Libera me They’re just to help singers know what they’re singing. This is answered by the sopranos in diminuendoand the music softens and reverts to the dreamy harp arpeggios that it began with as the violin melody floats upwards to the final note in E flat major and the hostiaw choir repeats,with the altos finally joining: It was not performed in the United States untilat a student concert at the Curtis Institute of Music in Vaure.


Then, while the motion in the orchestra stays the same, the key changes to the minor mode, and the Lamb of God is asked for rest in chords of daring harmonic progression. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

But it is thus that I see death: But his nature predisposed him to feel this way: What was it about?

The Afure begins with the same melody that the tenor sang before, but now in unison of soprano, alto and tenor, repeated in the following four measures in four-part harmony.