Faure’s Requiem, op. 48, is his only large-scale sacred composition and certainly his most important essay in the genre. Already popular with audiences during his lifetime, its success continues to this day. For this new edition, Yves Castagnet, titular organist of the choir organ at Notre Dame in Paris and deeply rooted in the French tradition of organ-playing, has transposed the orchestral setting to his instrument. In doing so, he has retained the transparent structure and rich color of the orchestral score – not least thanks to varied and stimulating suggestions for registration. This wonderful Requiem setting is now available in a modern version for choir and organ, just in time for the Fauré commemorative year in 2024!
The vocal scores and choral scores of the original symphonic version (Carus 27.312) can be used together with this organ setting.