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    Durufle

    Final movement from Durufle's masterpiece "Prelude, Adagio et Choral Varie sur le Veni Creator Spiritus, admirably attempted by an aficionado:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAnd69i-Xq8

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    Corno Dolce
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    Hi Corno Dolce
    Thanks for this song. I do appreciate very much Maurice Duruflé.
    j-Paul

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    Thanks for the link, Corno!

    There is another beautiful recording available here (Suite op.5).

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    Hi acc,

    Thanks for the beautiful link played by Dr. Eschbach.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Prelude sur ALAIN Op.7

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    Fugue sur ALAIN Op.7

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    Another rendition of the Fugue

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    The music sounds lonesome. Unlike other bach pieces.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    The music sounds lonesome. Unlike other bach pieces.
    judy tooley
    I would hardly compare this with Bach since this isn't by Bach anyway, it's by Maurice Durufle(as the title says), 20th century French Composer.

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    I love the suite op5 - It's among my favourites and on my list to learn sometime.

    as an afterthought...

    Thing is with things like the Durufle toccata. I'm not likely to ever perform the work. It's way too large for the churches I play at, and I'm not a concert organist running around doing recitals. So learning such a work would be for love. That said sections of earlier movements might be useful at times, but I have many other pieces in my repertoire that fill those requirements anyway.
    Last edited by NEB; Nov-23-2007 at 09:29.

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    Hi judy,

    Could it be that you find it lonesome because the fugue starts on foundation stops only, i.e. without mixtures as many Bach fugues would?

    Actually, "foundations only" is quite common in 19th/20th century organ fugues. Other examples would be the fugue from Charles-Marie Widor's 4th symphony, and a number of fugues by Max Reger.

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    Amazing character Durufle, I've always felt anyway. So self critical as to produce such a small output (given the ripe old age he lived to) and yet what he did produce is such superb quality. I've not come across a choir anywhere in the world that does not love performing the Requiem. Even though it's a fiendish work to play, I still love playing it (either the solo version or the 1961 version). There's something highly rewarding about producing his harmonies from the instrument, as well as the reward in simply listening.

    Must try to find a recording of his piano pieces one day. Jehan Alain's piano works were quite an ear-opener to me, after years of knowing the organ/choral pieces, so I have little doubt that Durufle's may well have the same effect.


    Thanks for those links, Corno and argoth
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    Soubasse - maybe Durufle and Sibelius were both on the same diet?

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