This edition of Salve Regina by Gabriel Fauré is a version of this Marian hymn for a SABT accompanied by the Piano or the Organ, arranged by Henri Busser. This features lyrics in Latin, and can be sung by two or four voices also accompanied by Violin or Cello ad libitum.
This lyrical piece is quite slow (tempo 66) and the Organ score does not feature any pedals: the difficulty could meet the skills of upper intermediate level players. Five verses can be distinguished in the whole piece and its polytonal aspects make it sound really rich and harmonious.
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the greatest composers among his peers and strongly influenced all the following generations of composers. One of his best-known compositions is the famous 'Requiem'.