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Track(s) taken from CDA66669

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op 11

1865; dedicated to César Franck
author of text
Roman Breviary
translator of text

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Iain Simcock (organ)
Recording details: June 1993
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1993
Total duration: 5 minutes 42 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor), John Scott (organ)


'A beautiful disc of sacred motets from one of this country’s finest choirs' (Classic FM Magazine)

'What can one say? A feast beyond all dreams. Guaranteed to please' (Organists' Review)
The Cantique de Jean Racine, dedicated to César Franck, is an early work, dating from 1865. A reticent piece for four-part mixed choir and organ, it won the composer the first prize for composition at the École Niedermeyer, where at that time he was still a student.

from notes by Wadham Sutton © 1989

Le Cantique de Jean Racine, dédié à César Franck, est une œuvre ancienne, datée de 1865. Toute en retenue, pour chœur mixte à quatre parties et orgue, elle valut à Fauré le premier prix de composition à l’École Niedermeyer, où il était encore élève.

extrait des notes rédigées par Wadham Sutton © 1989
Français: Hypérion

Der Cantique de Jean Racine, ein Frühwerk, das 1865 entstand, ist César Franck gewidmet. Es ist dies ein zurückhaltendes Stück für vierstimmigen gemischten Chor und Orgel, mit dem der Komponist den ersten Preis für Komposition an der École Niedermeyer gewann, an der er zu dem Zeitpunkt noch Student war.

aus dem Begleittext von Wadham Sutton © 1989
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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