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Pie Jesu [Faure]

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By Gabriel Faure

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SATB, SATB divisi a capella - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Arranged by Cesar Alejandro Carrillo. Impressionistic, Christian, Sacred, Funeral. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Cesar Alejandro Carrillo (S0.435927).

Item Number: S0.435927

This is a choral adaptation of Pie Jesu, the most famous movement of Requiem by Fauré. It is one of themasterpieces of all time that I think deserved an adaptation for choir. Hismelody, full of sweetness and beauty, unfolds like a butterfly emerging fromits cocoon. Camille Saint-Saëns said of it: "Just as Mozart's is the only Ave verum Corpus, this is the only Pie Jesu.

Fauré wrote about his Requiem: "It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has calledit a “lullaby of death ". But it is how I see death: as a happydeliverance, an aspiration to a higher happiness, rather than a painfulexperience”.

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