The settings of the Requiem Mass by Luigi Cherubini, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Duruflé, John Rutter, Karl Jenkins, Kim André Arnesen and Fredrik Sixten include a "Pie Jesu" as an independent movement. Of all these, by far the best known is the "Pie Jesu" from Fauré's Requiem. Camille Saint-Saëns said of Fauré's "Pie Jesu" that "[J]ust as Mozart's is the only 'Ave verum corpus', this is the only 'Pie Jesu'".
Andrew Lloyd Webber's setting of "Pie Jesu" in his Requiem (1985) has also become well known. It has been recorded by Sarah Brightman, Charlotte Church, Jackie Evancho, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Marie Osmond, Anna Netrebko, and others. Performed by Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston, it was a certified Silver hit in the UK in 1985.
Pie Jesu Domine,
Pious Lord Jesus,
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem
Pie Jesu, (×4)
- Steinberg, Michael. "Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48." Choral Masterworks: A Listener's Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 131–137.
- "British certifications – Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles-Kingston – Pie Jesu". British Phonographic Industry. Type Pie Jesu in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.