Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Gabriel Faure
Publisher:   Schirmer
Edition:   860
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied


Br. Paul Richards
The St. John’s Boys Choir, Collegeville 1992
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This is one of two offertories by Faure. The other in the set of two is a Tantum Ergo setting. I especially like the organ accompaniment which is not so suitable for piano but is also not a violation of the piece if piano is the only option. The text is of course in Latin. Each line has a melodic beauty and musical integrity of its own and both pieces are good representations of the French art song tradition.