Hi All! So I’ve recently discovered this beautiful little Duruflé piece. However, I can ‘t seem to track down the score anyway. I did some research. Stream Duruflé: Chant donné by öder from desktop or your mobile device. Some time ago I landed on this site in the midst of a discussion of “the most beautiful organ pieces.” Durufle’s little known “Chant Donne.

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Don performing career was ended by an automobile accident in May that left him virtually bed ridden until his death in However, my first lessons always ended in an atmosphere of confidence and cheerfulness. Inhe was appointed to the position of organist at St. It was exactly this aforementioned ecclesiastical music that so many of the French clergy came to believe was out of step with their congregations beginning in the late s. Because the Vichy government took music seriously for its propaganda value, it generally restricted its awards to composers who upheld the conservative, antimodernist, and pro-Catholic sentiments of the regime.

He had a keen eye for architecture, and was captive to its allure. And for that we must acknowledge the influence of this choir and others like it. Inside, policemen and soldiers trying to protect De Gaulle shot up into the vaulting of the cathedral, bringing down chunks of masonry.

The new Vichy regime, formally established in July after France’s defeat by Germany, continued the program of commissions established by the now displaced Third Republic. 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. His works, which, due to his crippling self-criticism, number only 14, are based on Gregorian chant. The monetary awards for the commissions were not intended to be generous, but were large enough merely to free the composer to devote his or her time to the composition for as long as needed, roughly six to twelve months.


Indeed, he was away from the cathedral for four of the war years, and was reproached for having his photograph taken at the side of some German organists in military uniform. Comments Hi there, Any chance that you might make the scanned copy available to others. He provided the music that became her career, and she was his foremost interpreter.

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A whole generation of today’s organists who had been his students benefited from this evolution. Pretty much all Durufle’s organ music, except for the Soissons carillon, is published by editions Durand. And though that link furufle generally appreciated at a superficial level, it has not adequately been explored in studies of French organists from the early twentieth century, a period in the church’s history when that link was beginning to dissolve.

The dodecaphonic method was invading the air waves, and every composer who was not writing according to the serial technique was taken to be old-fashioned.

Excerpts – Maurice Duruflé: The Man and His Music

On Saturday, August 26,the day after the cyant of Paris, well over a million people lined the parade route from the Arc de Triomphe to Notre-Dame Cathedral. Despite the mayhem, De Gaulle walked forward up the aisle to the high altar where the service was to begin.

This is the second point that needs to be made about choral music in this biography. At the age of 10, he entered the choir school at the Rouen cathedral, where he studied piano, organ and theory with Jules Haelling. Indeed, the national psyche of France has influenced cgant music of the French church in a way that eludes easy grasp by anyone not born into it. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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Though short as to physical stature and retiring by nature, he had the disposition of a great man. Though music is ephemeral and aural, it is no less capable of luminosity, if analogously so, than glass or stone, or bread and wine. While it is difficult and ultimately fruitless to argue style, his was elegant and lyrical while hers was rhythmically intense.


Excerpts from the Book Quickly jump to a section: Members of the Jewish platoon concentrated on the north tower, by which access was obtained to the organ tribune.

That the refined choral mastery and idiomatic vocal writing evident in the Requiem should issue from the pen of a composer with no professional vocal or choral experience as an adult, in a city known for its poor choirs, only raises our regard for the accomplishment that the Requiem represents.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Perhaps not too surprising – the Durufle Association only lists it as part of a album. Of a dark and brooding temperament, he had a keen intellect, a breadth of character, a penetrating soul, and a rich cultural aptitude. The church’s effort to rid itself of banal secular influences and reappropriate the music proper to its worship began deep in the early years of the nineteenth century, and even earlier.

Bach introduced in his Cantatas and his Passions, we will have music of quality that is easy for people to sing because their melodic line is simple and clearly designed. I appreciate this is a little forward as well but I also would like to obtain a copy and would be most grateful if you could forward me one.

Though the service at the cathedral was to be a victory Te Deumthe church hierarchy had been so discredited by its support of Vichy that General de Gaulle refused to permit Cardinal Suhard to attend. His father was an architect, and one of his brothers studied architecture and worked in the building trade.

Jazz Latin New Age. There were countless ordinary church choirs in Paris, to be sure, which were lackluster by comparison.