Performance Insights

Introit and Kyrie from Requiem Mass

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Gabriel Fauré was born in France in 1845.  Under the tutelage of the reknown musician, Camille Saint-Saëns, Fauré was appointed organist at the Church of Saint-Sauveur, at Rennet in Brittany.  

In 1888 his Requiem, Op. 48 was performed for the first time.   It has been described as "a lullaby of death" because Fauré tempers the amount of dramatic content.  However, the Introit and Kyrie are exceptions to this description because the primary characteristics are the use of varying dynamics and constant crescendo and decrescendo.  This masterwork is a great festival or contest piece. The opening Introit and Kyrie are the most performed portion of this Requiem Mass.

Access the Four-part Variable Voicing Chart to determine the different voicings that are available to various age groups.


Music by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Arranged by Hampton Kicklighter

Four-part Variable Voicing with Organ or Piano

Cambiata Press catalog M117692


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