Cantique de Jean Racine (Op.11) by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Cantique de Jean Racine (Op. 11) is a work for mixed chorus and piano or organ by Gabriel Fauré. Written by the nineteen year old composer in 1864-5, the piece won Fauré the first prize when he graduated from the École Niedermeyer and was first performed the following year on August 4, 1866, with accompaniment of strings and organ.
6/8 Time Signature
First Half of this arrangement is easier than the second (more barred chords). This piece’s closure consists of a series of shifting barred chords so play moderately slow.