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Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11
by Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
A composition for mixed choir and piano or organ. The text, "Verbe égal au Très-Haut" ("Word, one with the Highest"), is a French paraphrase by Jean Racine of a Latin hymn from the breviary for matins, "Consors paterni luminis". The 19-year-old Faure set the text between 1864 and 1865 for a composition competition at the École Niedermeyer de Paris, and it won him the first prize. The work was first performed the following year on August 4th 1866 in a version with accompaniment of strings and organ. The style shows similarities with his later work, "Requiem" (today, the two works are often performed together).
Conductor: Richard Marlow.
Posted: 11th October 2019
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