Pie Jesu (Faure)

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Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré (arr. Andrew Lloyd Webber and James Sudduth)

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Subtitle: from Requiem

General Info

Year: 1887-1890 / 1990
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Pie Jesu is a text from the final couplet of the "Dies irae" and often included in musical settings of the Requiem Mass as a motet.

The settings of the Requiem Mass by Luigi Cherubini, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Duruflé, John Rutter, Karl Jenkins, Kim André Arnesen and Fredrik Sixten include a Pie Jesu as an independent movement. Of all these, by far the best known is the Pie Jesu from Fauré's Requiem.Camille Saint-Saëns said of Fauré's Pie Jesu that "[J]ust as Mozart's is the only Ave verum corpus, this is the only Pie Jesu ".

Andrew Lloyd Webber's setting of "Pie Jesu" in his Requiem (1985) has also become well known. It has been recorded by Sarah Brightman, Charlotte Church, Jackie Evancho, Sissel Kyrkjebø, and others. Lloyd Webber combined the text of the "Pie Jesu" with the version of the "Agnus Dei" formerly used in the Tridentine Requiem Mass.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble (Hampton, Va.) (William Garlette, conductor) - 14 December 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Richard Mark Heidel, conductor)– 16 November 2017

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