There is no question in my mind that Gabriel Faure's REQUIEM is one of the glories of spiritual music. (although Faure, himself, is said to have stated that his REQUIEM was written "for pleasure only.") Faure composed it for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra and there are several first rate recordings of it. My favorite happens to be the one conducted by Philippe Herreweghe on the Harmonia Mundi label.
Emile Naoumoff has transcribed this wonderful music for piano solo and although he plays well, there is simply no reason for the reduction. Music of great inspirational and meditative value has now been reduced to just another "new age-y," office background solo piece.
Much more interesting and valuable are the NOCTURNES and three MELODIES Naoumoff has included on the CD.