Faure: Requiem & Durufle: Requiem Atlanta Symphony Chorus Requiem, Op. 9: V. Pie Jesu Fauré: Requiem – Duruflé: Requiem – Poulenc: Motets. Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Duruflé, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Faure: Requiem / Durufle: Requiem . Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9: V. Pie Jesu. Maurice Durufle – Requiem: V Pie Jesu. With Yale Glee Club – Jeffrey Douma, Music Director and Elm City Girls Choir – Rebecca Rosenbaum, Music Director.

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This is not to deny the virtues and gifts of each, but merely to assert that by their companionship they constituted a miracle of collaboration. He composed a surprisingly small amount of music, working slowly and diligently with a focus on detail that required years of revision before a piece entered the public repertoire. Its companion is a much more substantial offering.

Maurice Duruflé : The Last Impressionist

Retrieved from ” https: Twitter December 31 12 Xurufle of Vasari Christmas: In the Classical and Romantic periods many hundreds of composers set the text.

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By using this site, you agree to the Rrequiem of Use and Privacy Policy. The sketches already on his desk proved themselves an ideal starting point, the plainsong becoming the basis of the whole work, unifying it and breathing into it the timelessness and meditative spirituality that are its essence. Only five movements were ready: Andrew Davis Chamber Orchestra: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

As an organist he was particularly renowned for his performances of Bach, whose complete organ works he recorded on LP between andplaying the organ of Soissons Cathedral.


Durufle: Requiem

In practice it is rarely possible to assemble the full orchestra, choruses and organ in a church. He durufel the work for small orchestra in She spoke for him, and, it must be said, she protected him from the public and was a keeper of his secrets.

Here the soloist is Christopher Maltman, luxury casting indeed. His primary concern was the beauty of his music. He incorporated his sketches for requem work into the Requiem, which uses numerous themes from the Gregorian ” Mass for the Dead”. Interestingly, he was also a trained architect.

The organ part used in the reduced version is different from the organ part used in the version for choir and organ. From to he was organist at another Jexu church, St.

An extended organ prelude begins very quietly and eventually rises to a powerful climax. This repertory of liturgical song had become something of a French speciality in the 19th pis, and among the scholars working on the chants were a group of Benedictines at the French monastery of Solesmeswho developed a theory of chant rhythm as a free succession of notes of mostly equal value in groups of two and three.

Retrieved 3 August The reduced-orchestra version is scored for 3 trumpetstimpaniharporganand strings violinsviolascellosand double basses. British Choirs on the Net. April Total duration: Eschewing change, he was a conservative in a radical world. The sound quality is first rate throughout and all-in-all this superb disc is very strongly recommended. The singing, from this distinguished choir, is really fine, and the vocal soloists add their individual refinement durufls admirably.

This section contains the most obviously appealing music in the whole work. The Requiem was first published in by Durand in an organ version. These words are a very apt addition to the Psalm text. A quick search on the web indicates that his compositions include two piano concertos, some twenty organ works, and a fair number of piano solos and miscellaneous pieces.


The works we hear in this programme contrast greatly with each other. Yet another reason, of course, for the high quality of many settings of the Requiem is the fact that they were called into being by the death of someone close to the composer by either blood or temperament.

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This intermediate version gives scope for the organ part to be incorporated in the texture or juxtaposed with other instruments. This lovely performance rounds off a superb reading of this masterpiece of French choral music.

The overall effect is serene. The Solesmes school of chant restoration and performance achieved widespread acceptance in the Catholic church and even some Protestant congregations.

The Requiem Mass is the solemn liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church sung to honour the departed and to ask for rest for their immortal souls the Latin word ‘requiem’ is best translated as ‘rest’. On the strength of such inspired organ accompaniment, this disc immediately places itself head and shoulders above any other recording of this version and makes a compelling case for the validity of it as a concert rather than a purely liturgical performing version.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. He was an outstanding teacher at the Paris Conservatory, with an unparalleled understanding of harmony and Gregorian chant, an ancient form that he helped restore to popularity. She sings with a rich brown, warm tone, caressing each phrase, responding eloquently to the text and spinning a glorious line throughout.