Maurice Duruflé

Born 11 January 1901. Died 16 June 1986
Maurice Duruflé
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1901-01-11
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Maurice Duruflé

Maurice Duruflé Biography (BBC)

Maurice Duruflé followed in the tradition of the French Romantic organist-composers at a time when Stravinsky and others were embracing 20th-century modernism.

He was born in Louviers, Normandy, and joined the choir school of Rouen Cathedral aged 10. At 17 he moved to Paris, studying with Tournemire and Vierne before entering the Paris Conservatoire in 1920. Here he was a pupil alongside Messiaen in Dukas’s composition class, and he left with a handful of premiers prix. He assisted Vierne at Notre-Dame from 1929 to 1931 and became organist at St Étienne-du-Mont in 1930. His finely crafted works often incorporate harmonisations of Gregorian chant, as in his Requiem (1947) and the Quatre motets sur des themes grégoriens (1960).

His organ music, especially the Suite, Op. 5 (1933), is regularly performed, though his two orchestral works – the early Trois danses, Op. 6, and an Allegro et scherzo, Op. 8 – are forgotten. An active performer, he premiered Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in 1939 and gave recital tours of the USA in 1964 and 1966, but was forced to stop playing in 1975 when injuries following a car accident largely confined

him to his bed.

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Ubi caritas, Op 10 No 1
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Ubi caritas, Op 10 No 1

Ubi caritas, Op 10 No 1

Choir
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Maurice Duruflé
Sicilliene
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Sicilliene

Sicilliene

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Edmund Aldhouse
Maurice Duruflé
Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op.10
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Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op.10
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Quatre motets sur des themes gregoriens Op 10
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Quatre motets sur des themes gregoriens Op 10

Quatre motets sur des themes gregoriens Op 10

Choir
Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir
Director
Maurice Duruflé
Fugue sur le nom d'Alain
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Fugue sur le nom d'Alain
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Fugue sur le Carillon de Soissons
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Fugue sur le Carillon de Soissons
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Ubi Caritas
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Ubi Caritas
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Requiem: Sanctus and Benedictus; Pie Jesu; Agnus Dei
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Requiem: Sanctus and Benedictus; Pie Jesu; Agnus Dei
Maurice Duruflé
Requiem (In Paradisum)
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Requiem (In Paradisum)
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Requiem, Op. 9 (1961 version) 1. Introit
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Requiem, Op. 9 (1961 version) 1. Introit
Maurice Duruflé
Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op 10
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Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op 10
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Ubi caritas et amor
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Ubi caritas et amor
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Requiem
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Requiem
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Organ Suite, Op 5
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Organ Suite, Op 5

Organ Suite, Op 5

Performer
John Scott
Maurice Duruflé
Ubi caritas (Quatre motets sur des themes gregoriens)
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Ubi caritas (Quatre motets sur des themes gregoriens)
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Agnus Dei
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Agnus Dei
Maurice Duruflé
Pie Jesu Domine (Requiem)
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Pie Jesu Domine (Requiem)
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Requiem mass for chorus
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Requiem mass for chorus
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Requiem (Op.9) [original version]
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Requiem (Op.9) [original version]
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Requiem Op.9 (Libera me)
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Requiem Op.9 (Libera me)
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4 Motets sur des themes gregoriens for a capella choir
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4 Motets sur des themes gregoriens for a capella choir
Maurice Duruflé
Organ Suite, Op 5 (Toccata)
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Organ Suite, Op 5 (Toccata)
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Requiem, Op 9 (Introit; Kyrie)
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Requiem, Op 9 (Introit; Kyrie)
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Requiem
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Requiem
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Notre Père
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Notre Père
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Four Motets on Gregorian Themes
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Four Motets on Gregorian Themes
Maurice Duruflé
Requiem: Sanctus
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Requiem: Sanctus
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Fugue on the Carillon of Soissons Cathedral
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Fugue on the Carillon of Soissons Cathedral
Maurice Duruflé
Toccata from Suite for Organ, Op. 5
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Toccata from Suite for Organ, Op. 5
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Requiem: In Paradisum
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Requiem: In Paradisum
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Notre Pere
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Notre Pere
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Requiem Op 9
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Requiem Op 9
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Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain op 7
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Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain op 7
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Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Op 10
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Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Op 10
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4 Motets sur des themes gregoriens Op.10 for a capella choir
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4 Motets sur des themes gregoriens Op.10 for a capella choir
Maurice Duruflé
Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator', Op 4
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Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator', Op 4

Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator', Op 4

Choir
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick
Maurice Duruflé
Tantum ergo
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Tantum ergo
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Requiem, op. 9
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Requiem, op. 9
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Scherzo, op. 2
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Scherzo, op. 2
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