Cantique de Jean Racine was written in 1865 during Fauré's final year at the École Niedermeyer, winning him the first prize for composition, and this elegant work now holds a cherished place in the choral repertory for both sacred and secular occasions. Presented with an English singing translation in addition to the original French, John Rutter's edition includes an accompaniment for organ or piano, and the work may also be performed with the transcription for harp and strings (available separately), compatible with the instrumentation for the OUP edition of the Fauré Requiem in its 1893 version. Complete orchestral and vocal material is available on
hire/rental and on sale. In addition, an arrangement for upper voices (SSAA) with Fauré's original keyboard accompaniment is available on sale.
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)Edited by John Rutter