Having just returned from a Solemn Requiem, it is time for a quiet reflection on the music and the lives in whose name the Mass was sung. THe setting was Faure's, the Pie Jesu was sung by Katie Etherington and we had a small string and brass orchestra with the Milton providing the continuo.
As ever Faure's setting is incredibly moving, particularly the Pie Jesu and the Agnus Dei. No matter how often I hear this setting, it always has the capacity to surprise and to move one spiritually. If you have only ever heard it as a concert, try hearing it in its proper setting, within the Requiem Mass and you will have a new perspective on it.
May those for whom we said it and all the faithful "Requisicat in pacem et resurgam in gloria tuum."
Mussenden Temple in Castlerock, Ireland
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