Faure - Requiem, Messe Basse, Cantique de Jean Racine, 2 Motets | Resonus Classics RES10174

Faure - Requiem, Messe Basse, Cantique de Jean Racine, 2 Motets

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Label: Resonus Classics

Cat No: RES10174

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
Orchestra of St Luke’s
Frederick Teardo (organ)
Kevin Kwan (organ)

Conductor

John Scott

Works

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Messe Basse
Motets (2), op.65
Requiem, op.48

Artists

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
Orchestra of St Luke’s
Frederick Teardo (organ)
Kevin Kwan (organ)

Conductor

John Scott

About

Continuing in their ongoing series with Resonus Classics, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York and conductor John Scott release a compelling and powerful recording of choral works by French composer Gabriel Fauré, including his iconic Requiem, op.48

Featuring the version accompanied by chamber orchestra and organ, the choir and Scott are joined for Fauré’s best-known work by the excellent New York-based Orchestra of St Luke’s.

Also featured on this recording are a selection of shorter works including the celebrated Cantique de Jean Racine and the striking Messe Basse for upper voices.

'The choir of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York has been gradually building a reputation as a beacon of excellence in Anglican worship [...] The abiding impression is one of intimacy, innocence and wonder [...] This is a moving, memorable recital' - BBC Music Magazine (5 stars, performance & sound; Christmas Choice 2015)

'[John Scott's] sudden death earlier this year makes Dancing Day perhaps the most poignant of discs and bears testament to his phenomenal musicianship and taste. The choir is absolutely secure from trebles to basses' - Gramophone (Editor's Choice)

'The choir sings wonderfully, whether accompanied by Mr Buzard, Benjamin Sheen on organ, or Sara Cutler on harp. Several of the boy trebles [...] have lovely solo moments' - New York Times

'[...] a well-trained, responsive choir [...] The singing is accomplished and fresh [...] On this showing the premature passing of John Scott must have left a big hole at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue.' - MusicWeb International

'As one would expect from this stable, Scott directs hugely satisfying readings [...] the boys relishing the the challenge of Britten's astonishing virtuosity' - Choir & Organ (5 stars)

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