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Cantique de Jean Racine (Lobgesang des Jean Racine)

Version for choir and orchestra

By Gabriel Faure

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Orchestra SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, harp - Grade 3
Version for choir and orchestra. Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Jean-Michel Nectoux. This edition: paperback. Cantique De Jean Racine.Sinfon.Orch. Sacred vocal music, Hymns. Full score. Composed 1865. Op. 11. 24 pages. Duration 6 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 70.303/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.7030300).

Item Number: CA.7030300

ISBN 9790007167776. Key: D flat major. Language: German/French.

Carus 70.301/10, which is part of the material associated with this piece, can be used as the choral score. Gabriel Faure composed the Cantique de Jean Racine in 1865, the prizewinning work for the completion of his musical training. The composer expanded the original scoring for choir and organ by adding a string accompaniment; the version with orchestra was first performed in 1906. As a text Faure chose a French adaptation by Jean Racine of the Latin hymn "Consors paterni luminis." The Cantique already displays the characteristics of an expressive choral setting typical for Faure, as well as the finely worked out orchestral accompaniment, and together with the Requiem, composed considerably later, it is among the most popular works of the composer.

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