Durufle - Requiem, Quatre motets, etc | Harmonia Mundi HMU807480

Durufle - Requiem, Quatre motets, etc

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMU807480

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 24th November 2008

Contents

Artists

Magid El-Bushra (countertenor)
Peter Harvey (baritone)
Martin Ford (organ)
English Sinfonia
Mark Chaundy (baritone)
Richard Pinel (organ)
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

Conductor

Bill Ives

Works

Durufle, Maurice

Messe cum jubilo, op.11
Motets (4) sur les themes gregoriens, op.10
Pieces (4) for organ
Requiem, op.9

Artists

Magid El-Bushra (countertenor)
Peter Harvey (baritone)
Martin Ford (organ)
English Sinfonia
Mark Chaundy (baritone)
Richard Pinel (organ)
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

Conductor

Bill Ives

About

In 1961, the 59-year-old Maurice Duruflé put the finishing touches to the third and last version of his Requiem, composed 14 years previously. Duruflé had already transcribed some of these themes for the organ: hence this entire programme underlines the artistic and spiritual coherence of his approach. Bill Ives leads the men and boys of the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford and the players of the English Sinfonia in a glorious disc, rich in timbre and deeply spiritual.

Founded in 1480, the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford was then one of the oldest and largest choral foundations in late-medieval England. That historic legacy has been preserved and maintained over five centuries. The Choir exists primarily to sing the daily church services in Magdalen College Chapel. They also sing at a number of special occasions throughout the year, including the famous May Day celebrations, an ancient tradition dating back to 1509.

As a former member of The King's Singers, Bill Ives has first-hand knowledge of choral singing across a wide musical spectrum.

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