Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music

Here is John Rutter’s Gramophone Award-winning 1984 recording of Fauré’s Requiem. The first-ever performance on disc of the work in its intimate original version—famously re-discovered by Rutter in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect—it remains one of the timeless jewels in the crown of the Collegium catologue.

Hailed on release as ‘the Fauré Requiem of the future’ (Music Week), Rutter’s performance with the Cambridge Singers and members of the City of London Sinfonia has transformed the way in which we view one of the great works of European sacred music, and remains definitive.

CSCD520  61 minutes 47 seconds
'Rutter’s chorus is a fine one, immaculate of diction and pure of line; Stephen Varcoe’s light and unforced baritone could well be just what Fauré had in mind and Caroline Ashton’s absolute purity in ...
'These works confirm that Faure deserves to be known for more than just his Requiem … [this album] deserves a place in your collection' (Cross Rhythms)