Not our choir, but this will be sung tonight, but in a simpler fashion by our combined choirs under the direction of Nelda Chapman:
The images below are from our first All Souls' Requiem as an EF Mass in 2008. Not to worry though, now we have a black dalmatic for the deacon and a black tunic for the sub-deacon for tonight's All Souls' Requiem at 7:00 PM. It will be Solemn Sung with Father Dawid Kwiatkowski as the deacon, Deacon Don Coates as the sub deacon and me as the celebrant.
Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 between 1887 and 1890. This choral–orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of his large works. The most famous movement is the soprano aria Pie Jesu. Camille Saint-Saëns said of it, "just as Mozart's is the only Ave verum Corpus, this is the only Pie Jesu."
Fauré's Requiem consists of seven movements which will be sung tonight as a part of the actual EF Requiem Mass with catafalque:
I. Introït et Kyrie (D minor)
II. Offertoire (B minor)
III. Sanctus (E flat major)
IV. Pie Jesu (B flat major)
V. Agnus Dei et Lux Aeterna (F major)
VI. Libera me (D minor)
VII. In Paradisum (D major)