Pierre Villette: Messe da Pacem



The Choir of Royal Holloway presents the debut recording of Pierre Villette’s Messe Da Pacem in a new arrangement for choir and organ by Rupert Gough. Alongside the Mass is Villette’s well-known Hymne à la Vierge, and works by contemporary Parisian composer Yves Castagnet recorded here for the first time. The album opens with a new choral arrangement of Ravel’s ever-popular Pavane pour une infante défunte. The Choir is joined by alumna, and award-winning soprano, Sarah Fox, and accompanied on the newly restored Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame d’Auteuil in Paris. 

Ad Fontes, July 2019                                         

Notre-Dame d’Auteuil, Paris                      

Producer: Adrian Hunter

Engineer: David Rowell

Released: September 2020                             

Catalogue No. AF004