• Fauré Requiem

Fauré Requiem

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Gerald Finley baritone
Tom Pickard treble
Douglas Tang & Tom Etheridge organ

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Directed by Stephen Cleobury

Released 15 September 2014

CD/SACD hybrid

SKU: KGS0005
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This critically-acclaimed album was recorded in January 2014 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and former choral scholar Gerald Finley. It is the first recording of Marc Rigaudière’s new reconstruction of the earliest complete liturgical performance of the Fauré Requiem.

It faithfully recreates the 1889 premiere, even using the organ stops available to the organist at the L’église de la Madeleine in Paris. The instruments and techniques used by the orchestra are typical of those used in a French orchestra of the late 19th century.

The expanded version of the Requiem, as edited by John Rutter, is also included on this album for comparison.

Fauré’s Requiem forms a cornerstone of the Choir’s repertoire, along with the Cantique de Jean Racine, heard here in its original version for Choir and Organ.

These works are complimented by Fauré’s Messe Basse for high voices, sung by the sixteen choristers of the Choir.

Recording of the Month – BBC Music Magazine

“Quite outstanding in its beauty, balance and sensitivity” – BBC Music Magazine

***** – Choir & Organ Magazine

Requiem, Op.48
1 i. Introit 01:34 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
2 Kyrie 03:54 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
3 ii. Offertoire 02:50 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
4 iii. Sanctus 03:10 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
5 iv. Pie Jesu 03:03 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
6 v. Agnus Dei 05:20 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
7 vi. Libera Me 04:48 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
8 vii. In paradisum 03:20 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Marc Rigaudière
9 Offertoire 08:05 Fauré, Gabriel, ed. Rutter, John
10 Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11 05:44 Fauré, Gabriel
Messe basse
11 i. Kyrie 02:10 Fauré, Gabriel
12 ii. Sanctus 02:10 Fauré, Gabriel
13 iii. Benedictus 02:28 Fauré, Gabriel
14 iv. Agnus Dei 02:57 Fauré, Gabriel
Total playing time – 51:33

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Recorded at 96kHz 24-bit PCM 5.1 surround-sound in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows, 9-14 January 2014.

Producer & Editor  Simon Kiln
Recording Engineer  Arne Akselberg
Mixing Engineer  Arne Akselberg
Technical Engineer  Richard Hale
CD & SACD Mastering Engineer  Simon Gibson