Fauré, Gabriel
Messe de Requiem op. 48
Version of 1900
Edition no.
BA 9461-91
Volume / Series
Stahl, Christina M. / Stegemann, Michael
Language(s) of work
Product format
Choral score, Urtext edition
Pages / Format
19 S. - 27,0 x 19,0 cm
The “ Messe de Requiem” is probably the internationally best-known and most frequently performed work by Gabriel Fauré . The composer’s first version was limited to just five movements and small-scale forces with low strings, harp and organ. The work was then expanded several times culminating in the version for large orchestra of 1900. This orchestral version forms the basis of this edition.

Despite its comparatively long period of gestation, the Requiem forms a stylistic unity. Unlike other requiem settings, the composer foregoes any theatrical gestures in this work. A restrained dynamic range together with graceful melodic writing for both soloists and choir give the work a gentle and optimistic character.

The choral score just as the vocal score are based on the volume of the Complete Works of Gabriel Fauré (BA 9461) published in 2010. It is important to note that this choral score is also compatible with the first small-scale version as well as the second chamber orchestra version.

- High-quality Urtext edition based on the “Complete Works of Gabriel Fauré”
- First systematic evaluation of all sources
- Based on the large orchestral version of 1900
- Choral score suitable for all versions of the Requiem
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