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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Choir of New College, Oxford - 'Cantique de Jean Racine' - Gabriel Fauré

The lyrics of this sublime hymn were written by French tragedian Jean Racine (1639-1699).  It is a paraphrase of a Latin hymn, and was later set to music by Gabriel Fauré in 1864-65, when the composer was 19 years old.

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