Faure Requiem - Willcocks on 180g Import LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Analogue EMI 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 acoustics of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, on December 10, 1967. Produced by Christopher Bishop and Engineered by Neville Boyling.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS80 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional playback head. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards with the original album artwork.
Faure Requiem - Willcocks Track Listing:
1. Introit and Kyrie
2. Offertoire (Solo baritone: John Carole Case)
4. Pie Jesu (Solo treble: Robert Chilcott)
5. Agnus Dei
6. Libera Me (Solo baritone: John Carole Case)
7. In Paradisum