Classical Sunday: Fauré’s Requiem

This is a first on our site: a female conductor!

Requiem de Fauré – Ensemble Orchestral de Paris – Choeur Accentus

Festival de Saint Denis 2010

Karina Gauvin, soprano
David Bizic, baryton
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Choeur Accentus

Laurence Equilbey, direction

Poesie: Stevenson’s Requiem

Well known, for good reason. If you are mourning, it helps to think of things this way.

Requiem

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
“Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter home from the hill.”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

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