Duration: 8'30" |
Ensemble: SATB organ
Faurés Messe Basse is based heavily on a previous mass
setting he had written in collaboration with his pupil André
Messager in 1881, called Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville
(Mass of the Villerville Fisherman), scored for ladies voices &
Fauré later removed his Gloria, and replaced Messagers Kyrie with a new one of his own. He also removed Messagers O Salutaris. The resulting piece was published under the title Messe Basse in 1907.
Ben Costello has here adapted Messe Basse for SATB & organ, making it available to a wider range of choirs & congregations.