Genre: Classical
Label: Hi-Q
Composer: Faure
Format: 33RPM,


Faure Requiem 180g LP

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180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!

From 1957 to 1974 Sir David Willcocks held the post for which he is probably best known, Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge. He made numerous recordings with the college choir, of which the Fauré Requiem is probably the most admired and toured extensively with the choir, giving concerts worldwide, as well as garnering further acclaim internationally through television and radio appearances. He held this and other academic positions at Cambridge until the 1970s when he accepted the post of director of the Royal College of Music. In the 1971 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and was created a Knight Bachelor in 1977 in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours.

Interestingly, the Fauré Requiem was not recorded in King’s College Chapel but the more manageable acoustic of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, on 10 December 1967. Produced by Christopher Bishop and Engineered by Neville Boyling.

In the original 1968 review AR of the GRAMOPHONE wrote: “It is a very rare experience indeed to be able to describe a recording as near as can be to absolute perfection from start to finish, but this new issue of Faure’s Requiem truly provides this experience. For the happy result the highest praise must go to all concerned in the venture. First and foremost to David Willcock’s inspiring and most sensitive direction of the exquisite work and then to soloists, choir, organist, orchestra and engineers...”

Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.

Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.

• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
• Superior Audiophile Pressing
• Features original album artwork
• Made in England

John Carol Case, baritone
Robert Chilcott, treble
John Wells, organ
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir David Willcocks

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Side One:

1. Introit and Kyrie
2. Offertoire
Solo baritone: John Carole Case
3. Sanctus
4. Pie Jesu
Solo treble: Robert Chilcott
Side Two:
1. Agnus Dei
2. Libera Me
Solo baritone: John Carole Case
3. In Paradisum

4. Pavane (Op. 50)
(Orchestral Version)

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