The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore will be presenting Fauré Requiem, featuring soprano soloist Bianca Hall and baritone soloist Lou Negretti on October 27th at the Historic Cokesbury Methodist Church in Onancock. The Requiem will include brass, woodwinds and organ in addition to strings.
Gabriel Fauré composed the Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890, but finally completed it in 1900. In seven movements, the work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ. Different from typical Requiem settings, the full sequence Dies irae is omitted, replaced by its section Pie Jesu. The final movement In Paradisum is based on a text that is not part of the liturgy of the funeral mass but of the burial.The choral-orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation- source wikipedia