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The Master and the Choirs of the Cathedral of Rennes interpret the famous "Requiem" by Gabriel Fauré at the Cathedral of Rennes.

The Cathedral of St. Pierre de Rennes is a Catholic cathedral and a monument of French Brittany, located in the city of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine.

Neoclassical style, it is one of nine historic cathedrals of Britain. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Rennes.

You can see the ***exterior view of the Cathedral***

Gabriel Faure is a French composer, born in Pamiers May 12, 1845 and died in Paris on November 4, 1924.

Pupil of Saint-Saens at the Ecole Niedermeyer in Paris, he was first organist at the Madeleine church in Paris. He is a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire, then director of the institution from 1905 to 1920.

With Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saens, he is one of the great French musicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Gabriel Fauré composed the Requiem in D minor, Op 48 between 1877 and 1890. The Requiem is one of his best known works. The most famous movement is the soprano aria Pie Jesu (which can be sung by a male or female). Camille Saint-Saëns said, "That's Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart, which is the only Ave verum Corpus, this is the only Pie Jesu" [1]. This greatly inspired Requiem Maurice Duruflé who has composed a liturgy with the same structure.

***Click here to listen to the Requiem***

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