Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music

Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music

Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)


Understandably, the subject of death has tended to inspire composers to give of their best, particularly when writing major works such as settings of the Requiem Mass—the solemn liturgy sung in the Roman Catholic Church to honour the departed, to plead for merciful consideration of their sins, and to ask for rest for their immortal souls, (the word ‘requiem’, indeed, is best translated as ‘rest’).

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