Requiem (includes Agnus Dei, Pie Jesu, In Paradisum)
Down 6. Lowest position since 2009. Highest of Fauré's 3 entries.
In his seven-section Requiem, the French composer Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed. The creation was almost certainly a musical tribute to his father, who died in 1885, three years before work on the Requiem began.
Of all seven sections, the 'Pie Jesu', 'Agnus Dei' and 'In Paradisum' emerge as the most glorious, filled with rich, soulful melodies. The work garnered the praise of many other composers not least Camille Saint-Saëns, who thought it divine. It was performed at Fauré's own funeral in 1924.
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