Gabriel Faure was bron in 1845 and died in 1924. He was a French composer, teacher, pianist, and organist. Faure's style links Romanticism and the early 20th century. He found individuality from his treatment of harmony and tonality. The Cantique de Jean Racine was written at the end of Faure's studies with Ecole Niedermeyer, whom he studied with for eleven years. He gained premiers prix in composition for the work, which was composed in 1865. Kenneth P. Drobnak has arranged this version of the Canticle of Jean Racine for tuba - euphonium quartet.