Requiem Mass for All Souls’ Day

Hosted by: St Michael's Church

All Souls’ Day, Requiem Mass, 6pm.

All Souls’ Day is a day of prayer for the dead. It is called The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, and is celebrated annually on 2 November.

(This year, All Souls’ Day falls on the 1st Sunday of the month, and the 6pm Requiem Mass evening service will replace Evensong, normally sung at this time).

Setting: Full Liturgical setting of the Requiem with organ (1893), Gabriel Fauré
Motet: Justorum Animae, William Byrd
The Russian Kontakion for the Departed

Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890.
The choral-orchestral s
etting of the Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of his large works.

The Choir will rehearse from 4.30pm.
Additional singers who wish to join us are welcome and are encouraged to attend the previous one or two Tuesday evening 7pm choir practices.

Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt, et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.
Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, illi autem sunt in pace.

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death does not touch them.
In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; but they are in peace.

Words for Fauré Requiem


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB