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Faure Requiem Op.48 arranged for Choir and Organ

The “ Messe de Requiem” is probably the internationally best-known and most frequently performed work by Gabriel Fauré .

Despite its comparatively long period of gestation, the Requiem forms a stylistic unity. Unlike other requiem settings, the composer foregoes any theatrical gestures in this work. A restrained dynamic range together with graceful melodic writing for both soloists and choir give the work a gentle and optimistic character.

The musical structure of this frequently heard piece makes it virtually ideal for performance with organ accompaniment. This arrangement takes into account all three of the composer’s surviving versions: the early version with string orchestra as well as the two later versions with added winds and with symphony orchestra.

- Standard work from concert repertoire

- Easy-to-play organ arrangement

-Impressive adaptation for organ

The Bärenreiter Choir & Organ Series presents great choral works in arrangements for soloists, choir and organ; no orchestra is needed.

The original orchestral parts have been transcribed into easy-to-play organ reductions whereby the contemporary tradition of such arrangements has been taken into consideration. In some cases, the original organ versions by the composer were used. The organ parts are presented on three staves. The choir and solo parts always remain true to the original. You need only one edition for soloists, singers and organist alike.

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