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Ave Maria, Op posth.

composer
1871; published in 1957
author of text
Antiphon for the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
After his four-year sojourn in Brittany, Fauré moved back to Paris, where he quickly picked up a job as assistant organist at the church of Notre-Dame de Clignancourt in the 18th arrondissement. But after only a few months Fauré enlisted to fight in the Franco-Prussian War. After his discharge in March 1871 he became organist at the church of St Honoré d’Eylau in Paris’s 16th arrondissement. There he wrote this Marian setting for three lower voices and organ, which shows the demobbed composer to have rediscovered peace and tranquillity. In spite of its simple effectiveness and its welcome brevity, this short piece wasn’t published until 1957, over three decades after the composer’s death.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2017

Recordings

Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68209Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 16 on CDA68209 [1'44]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68209 track 16

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-20916
Duration
1'44
Recording date
22 February 2015
Recording venue
Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Recording producer
Malcolm Bruno
Recording engineer
Mateusz Zechowski
Hyperion usage
  1. Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music (CDA68209)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 2017
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