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Maurice Durufl & eacute; was born in Louviers, Normandy, but spent most of his life in Paris. He became a student at the Paris Conservatoire, where he won five First Prizes, and where he later became Professor for 26 years. He was assistant organist at Ste-Clotilde and at Notre-Dame Cathedral, becoming organist at St-& Eacute;tienne-du-Mont from 1930 a post he held until his death.
In his Requiem, Durufl & eacute; truly reveals himself as the spiritual heir to Tournemire, finding inspiration in the treasure-house of Gregorian melodies: transporting them with embellishments and counterpoint, yet still retaining their essentially non-rhythmic, fluid, and improvisatory qualities.
Madame Durufl & eacute; once said that this work is her husbands finest and most personal expression of his faith in the Resurrection.Cambridge Voices came into being in 1990 to fulfil the promise made by their director to bring a choir to sing Mass at St-& Eacute;tienne. One thing has certainly led to another: their meeting in 1991 with the Swiss composer, Carl R & uuml;tti, resulted in a dramatic growth of repertoire and engagements, including many overseas tours to Austria, Switzerland and former East Germany as well as to Rome and many parts of France.
From the beginning, their concerts under the inimitable direction of their founder, Ian de Massini, have been distinguished by a lively and original approach to presentation, often inspired by the architectural features of the building around them or by the expressive requirements of the music. They aim to create in their audiences a feeling of entertainment and involvement in the music and, so doing, make of each performance a memorable occasion.
|1||03:41||Requiem Op.9: 1. Introït|
|3||09:01||3. Domine Jesu Christe, Gerald Finlay (Baritone)|
|5||03:34||5. Pie Jesu, Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo-soprano), Alexander Kionke (Violoncello)|
|6||04:00||6. Agnus Dei|
|7||04:03||7. Lux æterna|
|8||05:46||8. Libera me, Gerald Finlay (Baritone)|
|9||03:12||9. In Paradisum|
|11||15:22||Déploration sur le nom de Duruflé|
|12||01:15||Puisses-tu, ô Seigneur|
|13||11:29||La vie éternelle|