Cantique de Jean Racine (arr Suzuki)
Gabriel Fauré (arr. Eiji Suzuki)
This work bears the designation Opus 11.
Year: 1865 / 2000
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Mixed choir and piano or organ
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00 | Score Only (print) - $8.00
C Piccolo/Flute III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Tubular Bells
None discovered thus far.
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
Cantique de Jean Racine (Chant by Jean Racine), Op. 11, is a composition for mixed choir and piano or organ by Gabriel Fauré. 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 nineteen-year-old composer set the text in 1864–65 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 4 August 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.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
Commissioned by the Sendai Mukohyama High School Wind Orchestra.
- Program Note from publisher
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Wind Symphony (Eddie Airheart, conductor) – 16 April 2019
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Apres un Reve
- Cantique de Jean Racine (arr. Musgrave) (1865/2009)
- Cantique de Jean Racine (arr. Suzuki) (1865/2000)
- Chant Funéraire (orch. Moss) (1921/2004)
- Dolly Op 56 (arr. Matsushiro) (1894-1897)
- Dolly Suite (set. Woodley) (1894-1897/<2013)
- Fantasie (tr. Hudson) (1898/)
- Fantasie for Flute and Thirteen Winds (arr. LaBauve) (1898/)
- Pavane (arr. Brand) (1887/1999)
- Pavane (arr. Gardner) (1887)
- Pavane (arr. Hannah) (1887/)
- Pavane in G minor (arr. Dunnigan) (1887/2020)
- Pavane, Op. 50 (arr. Clark) (1887/1999)
- Pelleas et Melisande
- Pie Jesu (arr. Friedman) (1887-1890/1977)
- Pie Jesu (arr. Grevenbroek) (1887-1890/2012)
- Pie Jesu (arr. Lloyd Webber and Sudduth) (1887-1890/1990)
- Sicilienne (arr. Clark) (1893/1898/2009)
- Tuscan Serenade (arr. Grainger) (1865/1937/1994)
- Cantique de Jean Racine, Wikipedia Accessed 8 January 2020
- Fauré, G.; Suzuki, E. (2000). Cantique de Jean Racine : for wind ensemble [score]. Brain Co.: Hiroshima, Japan.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Gabriel Fauré." Accessed 19 May 2015
- Perusal score