Fauré: Requiem, Messe Basse, Cantique de Jean Racine; SACD, amazon.com, release date 9 September 2014
Fauré: Requiem (The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge), SACD, amazon.co.uk, release date 15 September 2014
Under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment present the first recording of Marc Rigaudiere’s reconstruction of the first complete liturgical performance of Fauré’s Requiem. Their performance faithfully recreates the 1889 premiere, even using the same organ stops as those available at the church of the Madeleine in Paris. Baritone Gerald Finley and treble Tom Pickard are the vocal soloists. Also included are the Cantique de Jean Racine, heard here in its original version for choir and organ, and the Messe Basse for high voices, sung by the sixteen choristers of the choir.
Brief review, smh.com