Many settings of the Requiem Mass include a Pie Jesu as an independent movement. Of these, probably the best known is from the Requiem by Gabriel Faure.It is a sublime aria which sings the prayer to the 'good Jesus' for everlasting rest.This setting, arranged by Alwyn Green for Brass Octet beautifully captures the spirit of the original work.The track below is played by the renowned Prince of Wales Brass, former members of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.InstrumentationSolo Trumpet or Cornet1st Flugelhorn2nd FlugelhornHorn in F1st Trombone2nd TromboneBass TromboneTubaISMN: 979-0-708127-09-3
Transcription for brass band.Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days
Gabriel Faure is acknowledged as among the very best of French composers, and his best-known work must be his Requiem, composed between 1877 and 1890. Nevertheless it did not achieve popularity until after 1945. The Requiem includes 'Pie Jesu' as an independent movement, and it is that movement which is arranged here to feature the particular tonal qualities of the soprano cornet. The solo instrument is accompanied by contrasting groups of instruments from within the Band.
Pie Jesu is the famous aria for soprano and orchestra from Gabriel Faure's Requiem, opus 48. Faure (1845- 1924) composed the work in 1887, two years after his father's death and only a short time before his mother passed away. Faure's Pie Jesu is richly atmosphere and peaceful, and Robert van Beringen perfectly captures the essence of Faure's beautiful music in this arrangement for fanfare band.Estimated dispatch 5-14 working days