Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48

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Total playing time [58:14]

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Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York
Orchestra of St Luke's
John Scott (conductor)

Continuing their ongoing series with Resonus Classics, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York and conductor John Scott release a compelling and powerful recording of choral works by French composer Gabriel Fauré, including his iconic Op. 48 Requiem.

Featuring the version accompanied by chamber orchestra and organ, the choir and Scott are joined for Fauré’s best-known work by the excellent New York-based Orchestra of St Luke’s.

Also featured on this recording are a selection of shorter works including the celebrated Cantique de Jean Racine and the striking Messe Basse for upper voices.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Requiem, Op. 48
(Fauré’s original chamber instrumentation edited by John Rutter)
1. Introït et Kyrie
2. Offertoire
3. Sanctus
4. Pie Jesu
5. Agnus Dei
6. Libera me
7. In Paradisum

8. Ave verum corpus, Op. 65, No. 1

Messe Basse
9. Kyrie
10. Sanctus
11. Benedictus
12. Agnus Dei

13. Tantum ergo, Op. 65, No. 2

14. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
(Edited by John Rutter)

'A refreshing, beautifully realised new recording of Fauré's Requiem [...] the New York boys and men sing eloquently and touchingly [...] Superb recording, one feels transported to Fifth Avenue'

- Classical Music Magazine (5 stars)

'[...] it's a forthright, devotional interpretation that avoids heavyweight solemnity without losing sight of the work's ritual elements. [...] This is a fine choir, the treble tone appealingly bright, altos and tenors unearthly yet beautiful. [...] The reverberant acoustic of St Thomas's Church itself adds immeasurably to the liturgical atmosphere.'
Gramophone

'A refreshing, beautifully realised new recording of Fauré's Requiem [...] the New York boys and men sing eloquently and touchingly [...] Superb recording, one feels transported to Fifth Avenue'
Classical Music Magazine (5 stars)

'All in all this is a fine performance of Fauré’s cherishable masterpiece and I enjoyed it very much.'
MusicWeb International

Credits
© 2016 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2016 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10174
Producer: Malcolm Bruno
Engineers: John C. Baker (Requiem/Cantique) & Paul Vazquez (Messe Basse/Motets)
Production assistant: Claudette Mayer
Remastering engineer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790786
Cover image: Silhouette of angel at sunset by Alinute (www.fotolia.com)