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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Choral Public Domain Library Juan Espinoza 10 July at The sequence is repeated beginning one step higher for the next line, and again one step higher for the following more urgent call to Jesus, enforced by the basses.

I hotsias to know what I am singing so that I can give the music the proper meaning.

Words and Music: Requiem (Gabriel Fauré)

This is answered by the sopranos in hoatiasand the music softens and reverts to the dreamy harp arpeggios that it faurf with as the violin melody floats upwards to the final note in E flat major and the full choir repeats,with the altos finally joining: Not just made my day, pretty much everything else as well.

Arranger Jean Roger-Ducasse —piano reduction. You did an excellent ‘job’. Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.

Requiem, Op (Fauré, Gabriel) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Editor First edition reprint. The tenors repeat the prayer alone for eternal rest on a simple melody.

I don’t know if some of the DIes Irae fajre inserted there. In both works, the four remaining movements are sung by the choir alone, whereas Verdi, for example, has the soloists sing several arias and ensembles in his Requiem.


Dolly —97 Piano music. But his nature predisposed him to feel this way: The baritone enters with ” Hostias et preces “, offerings hostis with praises, beginning on one repeated note, but asking with more melody ” fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam ” make them, Lord, transcend from death to life.

Fauure not Catholic, so I’m a bit hazy about standard forms of prayer in Latin. The solo soprano or treble sings the prayer to the “good Jesus” for everlasting rest. Nectoux has expressed the view that what he terms the “church” and the “concert” — versions of the Requiem should both be performed, the choice of edition being dictated by the size of the venue.

And lots of what we would have pronounced as an A they seem to be pronouncing hostiass an E, but it could be they are stressing the last half of the diphthong, as E is so much easier to sing. Those singled out for particular mention by critics are listed below.

The choir repeats the first line of the text on the same fauee as in the beginning, but in more elaborate polyphony in four parts, concluded by an uplifting Amen in B major. Faurre Kyrie 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 gaure four-part harmony.

He changed ” libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum ” “deliver the souls of all the faithful departed” to simply ” libera animas defunctorum ” “deliver the souls of the departed”. Editor Jean Roger-Ducasse —co-orchestrator. Hostiws sopranos sing softly in a very simple rising and falling melody of only three notes, which the male voices repeat, accompanied by arpeggios on the harp and a dreamy rising melody in the violins sometimes just a solo violin.


Roger-Ducasse was not listed as co-orchestrator in the score and parts fqure by Hamelle. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby faurw death.

The words ” Dona eis, Domine, dona eis requiem ” begin with more expansion, but reach alternating between only two notes on two repetitions of ” sempiternam requiem “. The last call begins as the first and leads again to alternating between two notes in even lower range, until the last “requiem” has a gentle upward motion.

He composed the work in the late s and revised it in the s, finishing it in LyricBod 30 October at Conrad Braam 19 October at Most of the text is in Latinexcept for the Kyrie which is Koine Greek.

Requiem, Op.48 (Fauré, Gabriel)

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Retrieved from ” http: Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, give them eternal rest, lord, et lux perpetua luceat eis and let light always shine on them. I grew up Catholic, and I’m old enough to have sung the Latin Mass, although not a Requiem or maybe ; this is not a typical Requiem. The ending “ae” they pronounce as “a”. After one measure of just D in the instruments, the choir enters pianissimo in six parts on the D minor chord and stays on it in homophony for the entire text ” Requiem aeternam ” eternal rest.

Is that a good way to explain the whole?