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Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Faure

Born: 1845 Died: 1924

Born in Pamiers, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, he studied at the Niedermeyer school of religious music in Paris with several of the greats including Camille Saint-Saens. He eventually became organist at Eglise de la Madeleine.

He became a prolific composer, and among the most noteworthy of his works are his Requiem, an opera; Penelope, an orchestral suite Masques et Bergamasques (based on music for a dramatic entertainment, or divertissement comique), and music for Pelleas et Melisande. He also wrote chamber music and his two piano quartets are particularly well known. Other chamber music includes two piano quintets, two cello sonatas, two violin sonatas, and a number of piano pieces. He is also known for his songs, such as Clair de lune, Apres un reve, Les roses d'Ispahan, En priere, and several song cycles, including La Bonne Chanson with settings of poems by Verlaine.

The Requiem, Op 48, was started after the death of his father, but before it was completed, his mother passed away as well. The Requiem thus is an expression of Faure's personal tragedy written after the death of his parents, though Faure is thought not to have had strong religious beliefs, or at least not obviously Catholic ones. In setting the requiem he played down the Dies Irae section, though there is a rather short outburst to this text. Several slightly different versions of the Requiem exist, and these have given rise to a number of different recordings. The Requiem is also acknowledged as a source of inspiration for the similar setting by Maurice Durufle.

His position as head of the Paris Conservatoire meant he was regarded as being among the foremost musical educators of his time.

Gabriel Faure died in Paris from pneumonia. He was given a state funeral at Eglise de la Madeleine and is buried in the Cimetiere de Passy, Paris, France.

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Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs : Solo : Songbook : Gabriel Faure : 073999470703 : 0793534054 : 00747070

Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs

Review: A substantial new edition of this beloved art song literature, standard fare for collegiate singers. Historical notes are included for each song, and a line by line English translation for study. George Seurat's great painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte adorns the cover.

Songlist: En sourdine, Green, Spleen, A Clymene, Adieu, Apres un rive, Arpege, Au bord de l'eau, Au cimetiere, Aurore, Automne, Avant que tu ne t'en ailles, C'est l'extase, Chanson, Chanson d'amour, Clair de lune (G. Faure), Dans la forit de septembre, Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'ete, En priere, Fleur jetee, J'ai presque peur, en verite, Ici-bas!, J'allais par des chemins perfides, Larmes, La lune blanche, La rose, Le secret, Les berceaux, Les matelots, Les roses d'Ispahan, L'Hiver a cesse, Lydia, Madrigal, Mai, Mandoline, N'est-ce pas?, Nell, Notre amour, Prison, Puisque l'aube grandit, Rencontre, Rive d'amour, Serenade toscane, Seule!, Soir, Sylvie, Toujours, Tristesse, Une Sainte en son aureole

Voicing: Medium Low

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Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs : Solo : Songbook : Gabriel Faure : 073999470710 : 0793534062 : 00747071

Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs

Review: A substantial new edition of this beloved art song literature, standard fare for collegiate singers. Historical notes are included for each song, and a line by line English translation for study. George Seurat's great painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte adorns the cover.

Songlist: En sourdine, Green, Spleen, A Clymene, Adieu, Apres un rive, Arpege, Au bord de l'eau, Au cimetiere, Aurore, Automne, Avant que tu ne t'en ailles, C'est l'extase, Chanson, Chanson d'amour, Clair de lune (G. Faure), Dans la forit de septembre, Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'ete, En priere, Fleur jetee, J'ai presque peur, en verite, Ici-bas!, J'allais par des chemins perfides, Larmes, La lune blanche, La rose, Le secret, Les berceaux, Les matelots, Les roses d'Ispahan, L'Hiver a cesse, Lydia, Madrigal, Mai, Mandoline, N'est-ce pas?, Nell, Notre amour, Prison, Puisque l'aube grandit, Rencontre, Rive d'amour, Serenade toscane, Seule!, Soir, Sylvie, Toujours, Tristesse, Une Sainte en son aureole

Voicing: High

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Cambridge Singers : Faure - Sacred Music : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : Gabriel Faure : 520

Cambridge Singers : Faure - Sacred Music

Review: Tis is a re-release at mid-price of John Rutter's Gramophone Award-winning 1984 recording of Faure's Requiem. The first-ever performance on disc of the work in its intimate original version - famously re-discovered by Rutter in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect - it remains one of the timeless jewels in the crown of the Collegium catologue. Hailed on release as 'the Faure Requiem of the future' (Music Week), Rutter's performance with the Cambridge Singers and members of the City of London Sinfonia has transformed the way in which we view one of the great works of European sacred music, and remains definitive.

Songlist: Requiem: Introit et Kyrie, Offertoire, Sanctus, Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, Libera me, In paradisum, Ave verum Corpus, Tantum ergo, Ave Maria, Maria, Mater gratiae, Cantique de Jean Racine, Messe Basse: Kyrie eleison, Messe Basse: Sanctus, Messe Basse: Benedictus, Messe Basse: Agnus Dei

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Robert Shaw : Faure / Durufle : 00  1 CD : Robert Shaw : Maurice Durufle Gabriel Faure : 80135

Robert Shaw : Faure / Durufle

Review: The Faure Requiem was begun in 1886 and finished in the first weeks of 1888. Unlike other requiems, this piece has no sense of doom or angst. It expresses no fear of death, but rather depicts the reaching for eternal happiness. Warm and comforting, this work is a rare gem in the French repertoire. Durufle's greatest known work was his Requiem written in 1947. At the time it was commissioned, Durufle was composing a suite for organ solo based on the Gregorian chants of the Mass for the Dead. It was this suite that was expanded and transformed to become the requiem. The insightful interpretation and superb performance of these requiems by Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is unmatched. This release received a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Classical Recording.

Songlist: Faure Requiem (7 Movements), - Introit & Kyrie, - Offertory, - Sanctus, - Pie Jesu, - Agnus Dei, - Libera me, - In Paradisum, Durufle Requiem (9 Movements), - Introit, - Kyrie, - Domine Jesu Christe, - Sanctus, - Pie Jesu, - Agnus Dei, - Lux Aeterna, - Libera me, - In Paradisum

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San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Faure Requiem and Messager : 00  1 CD : Ian Robertson : Gabriel Faure / Messager

San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Faure Requiem and Messager

Review: The San Francisco Boys Chorus under the leadership of Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, is pleased to announce the release of its latest CD, The San Francisco Boys Chorus sings Faure and Messager, featuring Gabriel Faure's moving Requiem Op. 48 and the Messe des Pecheurs de Villerville, a charming work jointly composed by Faure and this fellow Frenchman, Andre Messager.

Songlist: Introit and Kyrie, Offertory , Sanctus, Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, Libera Me, In Paradisum, Kyrie (Messager) , Gloria, Sanctus, O Salutaris, Agnus Dei, Ave Maria Op. post , Benedictus, Maria Mater Gratiae Op. 47, Pie Jesu from Requiem

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