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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The thematic material is mostly taken from the Mass for the Dead in Gregorian chant. It does not adhere to the time-honoured liturgical text and, as the composer saw death as a gentle release from earthly life, the horrors of the Day of Judgement are almost disregarded.

Maurice Duruflé : The Last Impressionist

It is the composer’s final revision of the work that is recorded here. April Total duration: The superb performances of choir and organist are captured in sound of demonstration quality.

When the organ takes over the plainchant melody against a background of choral harmonies at cue track 17, 1: The forces required were modest: Er graduierte und wurde sodann Organist an der Kirche St. Views Read Edit View history.

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. He completed it in September The full-orchestra version is scored for 3 flutes 2nd and 3rd doubling piccolo2 oboes 2nd doubling 2nd English hornEnglish horn2 clarinetsbass clarinet2 bassoons4 French horns3 trumpets3 trombonestubatimpanicymbalsbass drumtamtamcelestaharporganand strings violinsviolascellosand double basses.

In fact the original scoring, very much in the French fashion, is for two organs — grand orgue and orgue de choeur — but here Jeremy Filsell plays a conflation of the two parts.

There was even a Requiem written for Mozart by Antonio Rosetti.

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This repertory of liturgical song had become something of a French speciality in the 19th century, and among the scholars working on the chants were a group of Furufle 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. 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 tequiem and meditative spirituality that are its essence.


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. Das erforderliche Kontingent war bescheiden: Anyone unfamiliar with the work or in search of a strongly conceived recording of its version for choir and organ jeesu not be disappointed. Here time seems to stand still as we hear a spiritual and wonderfully refined performance.

Stephen Pritchard The Observer. The organ part used in the reduced version is different from the organ part used in the version for choir and organ. He provided the music that became her career, and she was his foremost interpreter. In this brief episode the choir reqiem a rare chance to show that they can sing with real punch and they grasp the opportunity with some forceful singing.

Requiem (Duruflé)

He graduated in and became in turn organist of St Sulpice and choirmaster eventually organist as well of the church of the Madeleine. View all posts by f. This lovely performance rounds off a superb reading of this masterpiece of French choral music. And of course his Requiem and a few organ works are unquestionable masterpieces, brilliantly cut and crafted gems that reach the heart with their purity and grace.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of Rochester Press, The baritone soloist has parts in the third movement, Domine Jesu Christeand the penultimate movement, Libera me.

Notify me of new comments via email. The singing, from this distinguished choir, is really fine, and the vocal soloists add their individual refinement most admirably. The second section is much more tranquil at the start, responding to the fact that by now the nature of the Psalm itself has changed.

Pie Jesu – Requiem – Duruflé sheet music for Voice, Organ download free in PDF or MIDI

The sound quality is first rate throughout and all-in-all this superb disc is very strongly recommended. The Solesmes school of chant restoration and performance achieved widespread acceptance in the Catholic church and even some Protestant congregations. Retrieved from ” https: Only five movements were ready: She taught his private organ pupils before they advanced to study with him.


Interestingly, he was also a trained architect. Twitter December 31 12 Days of Vasari Christmas: This intermediate version gives scope for the organ part to be incorporated in the texture or juxtaposed with other instruments.

Here, as throughout the performance, the balance between singers and organ is requlem that could be desired. There have been many settings of the Duruflle text since the Gregorian plainsong version found in the Liber Usualis. Philip Ledger Full orchestra: 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’.

Over forty are known to have been written up to the end of the sixteenth century, the most well-known ones being those by Ockeghem the earliest surviving polyphonic setting, an earlier one by Dufay having been lostLassus who wrote twoPalestrina and Victoria, whose Officium defunctorum is generally considered to be the last, and supreme, setting in the polyphonic style.

At the same time, he clothed the sometimes archaic-sounding melodies in sophisticated harmonies of the early modern school. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

The site is also available in several languages. At the time of the commission, he was working on an organ suite using themes from Gregorian chants. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with Vasari Singers and our future concerts and recordings, please subscribe here.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He incorporated his sketches for that work into the Requiem, which uses numerous themes from the Gregorian ” Mass for the Dead”.