Fauré: Requiem and Other Sacred Music - Caroline Ashton (soprano); John Scott (organ); Melanie Marshall (alto); Nicola-Jane Kemp (alto); Ruth Holton (soprano);...
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  1. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48
  2. Ave Verum, motet for soprano & alto (or 2-part female chorus) & organ, Op. 65/1
  3. Tantum ergo, for vocal soloists, 3-part women's chorus & organ in E major, Op. 65/2
  4. Ave Maria, sacred song for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & organ in A flat major, Op. 67/2
  5. Maria Mater gratiae, offertory for tenor, baritone & organ, Op. 47/2
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  1. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48
  2. Ave Verum, motet for soprano & alto (or 2-part female chorus) & organ, Op. 65/1
  3. Tantum ergo, for vocal soloists, 3-part women's chorus & organ in E major, Op. 65/2
  4. Ave Maria, sacred song for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & organ in A flat major, Op. 67/2
  5. Maria Mater gratiae, offertory for tenor, baritone & organ, Op. 47/2
  6. Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11
  7. Messe basse, for solo voices, chorus & organ
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Gabriel Fauré originally wrote his Requiem for liturgical use and gave the work's premiere in 1888. In 1893 he added two movements, the Offertoire and the Libera me. The Requiem received its first performance in the form in which it's most familiar, scored for full orchestra, in 1900. John Rutter's 1985 recording was the first to use the 1893 version, which was scored for strings, harp, timpani, horns, trumpets, and organ. This version is essentially a chamber work, and Rutter scales the chorus down in size to match the ...

Fauré: Requiem and Other Sacred Music 2010, Collegium Records

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