Saturday 31 July 2010
Tune of the Day: Pie Jesu
from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, arranged for Flute and Organ
This is the beautiful soprano solo from Fauré's Requiem, Op. 48. The seven movements of the French composer's setting of the Mass for the Dead form an arch whose keystone and crown is this central fourth movement, whose title means “Merciful Jesus”. Camille Saint-Saëns said of it, “just as Mozart's is the only Ave verum corpus, this is the only Pie Jesu.”
Thanks to Dawn for suggesting this piece!