Sheet Music: Pie Jesu

TitlePie Jesu
from Requiem
Opus numberOp. 48
ComposerGabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
InstrumentationFlute and Organ
KeyB-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo44 BPM
Performance time3:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-07-31
Last updated2010-07-31
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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!