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Faure: Requiem, Etc / John Rutter, Cambridge Singers


Release Date: 02/29/2000 
Label:  Collegium Records   Catalog #: 109   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen VarcoeJohn ScottSimon StandageCaroline Ashton,   ... 
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge SingersCity of London Sinfonia members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Rutter distils even more drama from dynamic contrasts than Dutoit, the balance between voices and instruments in his performance sounds natural, not carefully achieved, his boyish-sounding sopranos (above all the touchingly ethereal Caroline Ashton in the Pie Jesu) seem as incontrovertibly right for the colour of this work as the solitary, silvery violin that the Rutter edition employs in the Sanctus... [F]or truth to Faure's luminous conception Rutter's version is still unapproached, and it still heads my list.

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [1/1989]
...Rutter distils even more drama from dynamic contrasts than Dutoit, the balance between voices and instruments in his performance sounds natural, not carefully achieved, his boyish-sounding sopranos (above all the touchingly ethereal Caroline Ashton in the Pie Jesu) seem as incontrovertibly right for the colour of this work as the solitary, silvery violin that the Rutter edition employs in the Sanctus... [F]or truth to Faure's luminous conception Rutter's version is still unapproached, and it still heads my list.

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [1/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1984 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), John Scott (Organ), Simon Standage (Violin),
Caroline Ashton (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1984 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. Messe basse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882/1906; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1988 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Ave Verum, Op. 65 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1988 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Ave Maria in A flat major, Op. 67 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1988 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Maria Mater gratiae, Op. 47 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1988 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Tantum Ergo in E major, Op. 65 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Nicola-Jane Kemp (Mezzo Soprano), Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano),
John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1988 
Venue:  University College School, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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