Cantique de Jean Racine

From Wind Repertory Project
Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré (arr. Musgrave)

This work bears the designation Opus 11.

General Info

Year: 1865 / 2009
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Mixed choir and piano or organ
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Marimba


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A wonderfully delicate and effective setting of the original work composed by Fauré in 1865. This magnificent transcription for winds retains all the glory and color of the full chorus and orchestra version, complete with harp and string bass.

-Program Note from publisher

The text of this song is a translation of a medieval Latin hymn, Consors Patemi Luminis (“0 Light of Light”), by the 17th-century dramatist Jean Racine. When Fauré at age 20 set the translation to music for a school competition, he gave it the title Cantique de Jean Racine, rather than the title of the original hymn. This delicate setting won Fauré first prize and includes string bass and harp.

-Program Note by Edward C. Harris for the San Jose Wind Symphony


State Ratings

  • Florida: IV


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