Although Fauré wrote a significant number of sacred works, few have found a widespread audience. As John Rutter explains, ‘the popularity of the Requiem and the relative obscurity of Fauré’s other choral music has tended to encourage a view that the Requiem was an isolated miracle in the composer’s choral output; but the fact that so many of Fauré’s fingerprints are also apparent in…the motets not only sheds valuable light on the Requiem but gives them their own intrinsic interest and appeal.’ These are two such motets (Ave Verum and Maria Mater Gratiæ), taken from separate works but combined here in a version for 2 trumpets and organ.

Parts included:

  • Organ (or Piano)
  • Trumpet 1 in B-flat
  • Trumpet 2 in B-flat