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Gabriel Faure

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.

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Desmond Ratcliffe : Requiem : SSA : Songbook : 884088427849 : 0853603006 : 14027134

Desmond Ratcliffe : Requiem

The vocal score for this classic work, with Latin and English text, edited and arranged for SSA and piano by Desmond Ratcliffe.

Songlist: Agnus Dei (Barber), SANCTUS, LIBERA ME, PIE JESU, IN PARADISUM, INTROIT - KYRIE, OFFERTORIUM

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Voicing: SSA | 40491b | Songbook | $11.95


Gabriel Faure : 15 Selected Songs - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088185077 : 1423446674 : 00001145

Gabriel Faure : 15 Selected Songs - High Voice

with CDs of diction lessons and piano accompaniments; includes historical notes, translations and International Phonetic Alphabet This is a collection of the most famous songs of Fauré. Diction lessons were recorded by coach, conductor and diction specialist Pierre Vallet. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the R in French in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. He is also very senstive to liaisons between word sounds in musical settings. Contents: Après un rêve- Au bord de l'eau - Aurore - Automne - Chanson d'amour - Clair de lune - Ici-bas - Le Secret - Les berceaux - Les roses d'Ispahan - Lydia - Mandoline - Nell - Notre amour - Rencontre. 00001145 High Voice, Book/CDs $17.95 00001146 Low Voice, Book/CDs $17.95

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Voicing: Solo | 2597b | Songbook & CD | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Gabriel Faure : 15 Selected Songs - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088185084 : 1423446682 : 00001146

Gabriel Faure : 15 Selected Songs - Low Voice

with CDs of diction lessons and piano accompaniments; includes historical notes, translations and International Phonetic Alphabet This is a collection of the most famous songs of Fauré. Diction lessons were recorded by coach, conductor and diction specialist Pierre Vallet. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the R in French in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. He is also very senstive to liaisons between word sounds in musical settings. Contents: Après un rêve- Au bord de l'eau - Aurore - Automne - Chanson d'amour - Clair de lune - Ici-bas - Le Secret - Les berceaux - Les roses d'Ispahan - Lydia - Mandoline - Nell - Notre amour - Rencontre. 00001145 High Voice, Book/CDs $17.95 00001146 Low Voice, Book/CDs $17.95

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Voicing: Solo | 2598b | Songbook & CD | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs - Medium Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 073999470703 : 0793534054 : 00747070

Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs - Medium Low Voice

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, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2650b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs - High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 073999470710 : 0793534062 : 00747071

Gabriel Faure : 50 Songs - High Voice

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, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2651b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Gabriel Faure : Madrigal : SATB : Songbook : 888680747350 : 00244907

Gabriel Faure : Madrigal

This title is taken from the compilation French Songs and Choruses for Mixed-Voice Choir. While not as overtly demanding as Apres un reve, perhaps the most difficult of Faure's songs, this composition requires not only sense of line and of delicacy, but rarely supplies the exact pitch to the singer before he or she embarks on the highly exposed vocal lines. The accompaniment often does supply the pitch right after the singer, which makes it easy for the singer to correct any misteps, and for the audience to notice problems. The accompaniment is typical Faure, with almost constant use of arpeggios and almost no heavy chords, giving the feeling of transparency that characterizes so many of his songs. The vocal lines are equally graceful and typical Faure, in flowing descending phrases.

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Voicing: SATB | 40342b | Songbook | $3.95 | With Piano


 : Chanson D'Amour : SATB : Songbook : 888680728908 : 00248700

Gabriel Fauré : Chanson D'Amour

This title is taken from the compilation French Songs and Choruses for Mixed-Voice Choir. While not as overtly demanding as Apres un reve, perhaps the most difficult of Faure's songs, this composition requires not only a sense of line and of delicacy, but rarely supplies the exact pitch to the singer before he or she embarks on the highly exposed vocal lines. The accompaniment often does supply the pitch right after the singer, which makes it easy for the singer to correct anymisteps--and for the audience to notice problems. The accompaniment is typical Faure, with almost constant use of arpeggios and almost no heavy chords, giving the feeling of transparency that characterizes so many of his songs. The vocal lines are equally graceful and typically Faure, in flowing descending phrases.

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Voicing: SATB | 40344b | Songbook | $3.50


 : Requiem : SATB : Songbook : 073999067712 : 0793555108 : 50324670

Gabriel Fauré : Requiem

Latin/English.

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Voicing: SATB | 40401b | Songbook | $7.95


Gabriel Faure : Requiem : SATB : Songbook : 884088426606 : 0853604088 : 14011131

Gabriel Faure : Requiem

Faure was not drawn to compose a Requiem because of the death of a loved one, even though his mother had died during the early stages of composition and his father had passed away two years before. Faure's composition does not set his Requiem to the standard liturgical text, instead adding a lyrical Pie Jesu and transcendent Paradisum, and omitting the Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum - which, for most composers, are opportunities to demonstrate the dramatic possibilities available with the choral and orchestral forces. As a result the mood of the Requiem is relatively calm and peaceful and often referred to as a lullaby of death. Faure's unconventional composition has become a firm favourite in the repertoire and available here is the vocal score, for soloists and SATB choir with piano accompaniment, as edited by Desmond Ratcliffe.

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Voicing: SATB | 40488b | Songbook | $9.95


 : Messe Basse & Other Sacred Works : SSA : Songbook : 884088433154 : 0853602093 : 14021306

Gabriel Fauré : Messe Basse & Other Sacred Works

For female or boys' voices. Vocal score (in English and Latin) contains all voice parts and piano accompaniment, edited by Desmond Ratcliffe. Contents: Ave Maria - Ave Verum Corpus - Cantique de Jean Racine - Maria, Mater Gratiae - Messe Basse - Tantum Ergo.

Songlist: AVE MARIA, AVE VERUM CORPUS, CANTIQUE DE JEAN RACINE, MARIA, MATER GRATIAE, MESSE BASSE, TANTUM ERGO

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Voicing: SSA | 40490b | Songbook | $11.95


Gabriel Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine : SATB : Songbook : 9780193361010 : 9780193361010

Gabriel Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine

Cantique de Jean Racine was written in 1865 during Faur'e's final year at the École Niedermeyer, winning him the first prize for composition, and this elegant work now holds a cherished place in the choral repertory for both sacred and secular occasions. Presented with an English singing translation in addition to the original French, John Rutter's edition includes an accompaniment for organ or piano, and the work may also be performed with the transcription for harp and strings (available separately), compatible with the instrumentation for the OUP edition of the Faur'e Requiem in its 1893 version.

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Voicing: SATB | 40549b | Songbook | $23.95


Gabriel Faure : Requiem (1893 version) : SATB : Songbook : 9780193361034 : 9780193361034

Gabriel Faure : Requiem (1893 version)

This edition presents Fauré's masterpiece in a form which accords with his original intention that it should be a liturgical Requiem with accompaniment of organ and chamber ensemble. The 1893 version is an expansion of Fauré's original, prepared by the composer for a performance at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris and containing two additional movements, the Offertoire and the Libera me. In contrast to the fully orchestrated version that was published in 1900, this edition preserves the original chamber instrumentation, and it also contains a full English translation by John Rutter.

Songlist: Introit et Kyrie, Offertoire, Sanctus, Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, Libera me, In paradisum

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Voicing: SATB | 40550b | Songbook | $10.25


Gabriel Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine : SATB : Songbook : 9780193361065 : 9780193361065

Gabriel Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine

Cantique de Jean Racine was written in 1865 during Faur'e's final year at the École Niedermeyer, winning him the first prize for composition, and this elegant work now holds a cherished place in the choral repertory for both sacred and secular occasions. Presented with an English singing translation in addition to the original French, John Rutter's edition includes an accompaniment for organ or piano, and the work may also be performed with the transcription for harp and strings (available separately), compatible with the instrumentation for the OUP edition of the Faur'e Requiem in its 1893 version.

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Voicing: SATB | 40551b | Songbook | $5.50


Individual Folios

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Introit and Kyrie : SATB : Sanford Dole :  : Songbook : 00145539 : 888680065935

Sanford Dole : Introit and Kyrienew

The opening section of Fauré's beloved Requiem could easily be considered a classic. Conductor and former Chanticleer singer Sanford Dole has done something miraculous and incredible - he has arranged it for a cappella choir. The results are stunning. His craftsmanship could not be more truthful. You would think Fauré had intended or done it himself. A great choice for Lent or communion in worship or a lovely addition to a concert venue. Medium difficulty.

Arranger: Sanford Dole | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145539


Les Berceaux : SSA : Audrey Snyder :  : Sheet Music : 08749657 : 884088312770

Audrey Snyder : Les Berceaux

An artsong by Gabriel Fauré creates a magical image of vessels in the harbor, gently swaying at dawn. This well-crafted choral setting includes the French text and a new English translation. Duration: ca. 2:00.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749657


Pavane : 2-Part : Doreen Rao :  : Sheet Music : 48005064 : 073999259155

Doreen Rao : Pavane

One of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies in all of music, this setting of Fauré's Pavane features an expressive piano accompaniment and positively luscious choral sounds for more capable two-part choirs.

Arranger: Doreen Rao | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005064


Pie Jesu : Unison : John Leavitt :  : Sheet Music : 08551530 : 073999536119

John Leavitt : Pie Jesu

The well-known Pie Jesu from Faure's Requiem is now available separately: unison choirs in this beautiful arrangement by John Leavitt. The integrity of the original is maintained while making this classic piece of literature accessible for young singers. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551530


Pie Jesu : SSA : Jill Gallina :  : Sheet Music : 35026624 : 884088465223 : 1423486102

Jill Gallina : Pie Jesu

This famous movement is the soprano aria from Fauré's Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. Beautifully arranged for SSA voices, Jill Gallina retained the serene melodic sound while adding full, three-part harmonies, keeping the harmonic intent of the original. A lovely addition to your women's choral library. Available Separately: SSA, PianoTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:49.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35026624


Sanctus : SSA : Jill Gallina :  : Sheet Music : 35028786 : 884088875725 : 1480309052

Jill Gallina : Sanctus

From his best known larger work ÚRequiem in D minorÚ, Fauré's ÚSanctusÚ is set here for 3-part mixed and SSA voices. Many of the movements from the ÚRequiemÚ have been used in movies and television, making it likely that your young singers have heard parts of it before. This choral arrangement makes a beautiful selection for concert and festival.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028786


Sanctus : SAB : Jill Gallina :  : Sheet Music : 35028787 : 884088875732 : 1480309060

Jill Gallina : Sanctus

From his best known larger work Requiem in D minor, Fauré's Sanctus is set here for 3-part mixed and SSA voices. Many of the movements from the Requiem have been used in movies and television, making it likely that your young singers have heard parts of it before. This choral arrangement makes a beautiful selection for concert and festival.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028787

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