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Requiem - church version (Requiem. Fassung mit kleinem Orchester)

By Gabriel Faure

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Orchestra soprano/baritone vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, violin, 2 violas, 2 cellos, contrabass, harp, organ
Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by Marc Rigaudiere. This edition: Paperbound. French Sacred Music. German title: Requiem. Fassung 1889 Fur Kleines Orchest. Sacred vocal music, Requiem. Full score. Composed 1901. 96 pages. Duration 35 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 27.311/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2731100).

Item Number: CA.2731100

ISBN 9790007094829. Language: Latin.

The Requiem of Gabriel Faure is now available in two versions: in the "symphonic version" which was completed in 1900 and in a version with small orchestra of 1889. The "symphonic version" of Gabriel Faure's Requiem, published in 1901, was the product of a 13-year compositional process. Starting from the original five-movement form for strings, harp and organ, the composer wrote two additional movements, one after the other, and expanded the instrumentation in various stages for later performances. The present reconstruction of a "version with small orchestra" differs from other such attempts in that for the first time it presents the work not in a mixed version, but rather in the unified form from 1889. This is distinguished from the final version both in musical terms, as well as through the fact that it forgoes the use of flutes, clarinets and bassoons, while employing only two horns instead of four. With a critical Report with information about the source situation and the edition, and containing the individual readings (alternative readings, etc.). Since in 1889 the Offertoire was still without the choral section the present edition contains the Offertoire of the final version as appendix. Now available in carus music, the choir app.

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