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Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby wrayer » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:49 am

Since it is the Lenten season, I wanted to arrange some appropriate music for my Brass Sextet. I chose a piece I ran across the other day that I had sung in college (1965) with a mass choir. I remembered how much I loved the music and thought it would work well with our sextet. I am offering to this forum my rendition (arrangement) of the 7 movements from Gabriel Faure's Requiem. Enjoy the Brass version of the Faure Requiem:

1. Introit and Kyrie https://app.box.com/s/w4c422za0mhy57ricsln

2. Offertory https://app.box.com/s/996psmrbrdkd7yxtafx5

3. Sanctus https://app.box.com/s/l4vsv1xsqunqwtbejbt1

4. Pie Jesu https://app.box.com/s/ken42n6j64a9y7h5v4rz

5. Agnus Dei https://app.box.com/s/t4h6sui9k0p4zdg41vjc

6. Libera Me https://app.box.com/s/zf9frmbyckd303i3az9x

7. In Paradisum https://app.box.com/s/dlb8zepm5ff5jr7cp9yh

Bill

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Re: Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby RoyceD57 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:18 am

My favorite requiem... if there can be such a thing. It translates nicely to your brass arrangement. Good work!
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Re: Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby rbowser » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:37 am

Such sober, serious music - But your brass arrangements sound very nice, Bill. I imagine your Brass Sextet will enjoy the challenge. Thanks for staying involved here, Bill!

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Re: Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby wrayer » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:25 am

Royce and Randy, Thanks for the listen. It's a marvelous work, though somber. The group I am in will have no trouble playing these. We will probably pick and choose pieces, not play the whole thing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bill
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Re: Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby hymndescants.org » Sun May 18, 2014 5:52 am

I've never experienced the work - singing tenor - as somber. More soothing, and at times triumphant. (And to that end, I would suggest the Hosannahs in the the Sanctus, which I think you might have in the Horn, be more prominent - there's one of the triumphant moments, reminiscent of the Shofar.)

Casting this for brass is a fantastic idea and you've carried it off well - will we see a youtube of a live performance someday?
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Re: Faure Requiem for Brass

Postby wrayer » Tue May 20, 2014 11:46 am

Hymndescants,

It is a beautiful work, indeed. Our brass group has made a read through, and it sounds wonderful and its very playable. I gave those hosannas to the horn because I had been only using the poor souls for backup harmony. Wanted to throw them a "bone" or two. But, I like your idea. Thanks for listening.

Best regards,
Bill
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