Faure & Durufle: Requiem

Matthew Best: English Chamber Orchestra, Corydon Singers

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67070

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Release Date:  01 April 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571170701

Genres:  Classical  Choral  

  • Description

    This CD brings together previously issued recordings from separate discs of two of the best-loved settings of the Requiem. The Requiem Mass is the solemn liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church sung to honour the departed and to ask for rest for their immortal souls (the Latin word 'requiem' is best translated as 'rest'). There have been many settings over the centuries. Fauré's is unquestionably one of the best loved and is indeed the composer's most popular work. Some of its melodies have even been used in TV commercials (for Volkswagen). Duruflé's Requiem was clearly written in homage to Fauré's serene masterpiece and exists in three versions. It is the composer's final revision of the work that is recorded here. The Fauré recording is described as 'ethereally beautiful' in the Penguin Guide, and BBC Record Review said of the Duruflé that it has 'a heavenly, visionary effect which is amazingly satisfying'. The two discs from which these recordings are taken remain available separately. Each contains more music by each composer (Fauré: CDA66292; Duruflé: CDA66191).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Introit And Kyrie
      • 2. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Offertoire
      • 3. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Sanctus
      • 4. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Pie Jesu
      • 5. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Agnus Dei
      • 6. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): Libera me
      • 7. Requiem Op. 48 (1893 Version): In Paradisum
      • 8. Requiem (Third Version): Introit
      • 9. Requiem (Third Version): Kyrie
      • 10. Requiem (Third Version): Domine Jesu Christe
      • 11. Requiem (Third Version): Sanctus
      • 12. Requiem (Third Version): Pie Jesu
      • 13. Requiem (Third Version): Agnus Dei
      • 14. Requiem (Third Version): Lux aeterna
      • 15. Requiem (Third Version): Libera me
      • 16. Requiem (Third Version): In Paradisum