Sunday Playlist: Fauré Requiem – Escolania Escorial

This week’s playlist is a live performance of Fauré’s requiem recorded at the «Monasterio del Escorial» (Escorial Monastery) on April 11th 2006 (they were so pleased with this performance that they went on to record it again and published it on CD) the soloist was Fran Braojos and the conductor and organist was Javier M. Carmena.  Apart from the famous ‘Pie Jesu’ (sung beautifully here by Fran Braojos) the versions of Fauré’s Requiem that most people know are the versions performed by far larger choirs with full orchestral accompaniment. This far more intimate setting is very beautiful and deserves to be far better known. Enjoy :-).

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Videos:

  1. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 1 (Introit et Kyrie) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  2. Ecolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 2 (Offertorium) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  3. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 3 (Sanctus & Pie Jesu – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  4. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 4 (Agnus Dei & Libera me) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  5. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 5 (In Paradisum) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010

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