Duruflé: Complete Choral Works


The choral works of Duruflé, like his organ works, are small in number but beautifully crafted. Frequently written and rewritten until he was completely satisfied, he was a composer who rethought and reconfigured his music right up to the moment he had to let go of it. Often described as a man out of step with his times, his pieces look back to Gregorian chant and plainsong at a time when the musical life of his home city of Paris was steeped in radical new compositional ideas – a testament perhaps to Duruflé’s enduring love of France’s choral heritage.

In a new recording produced by Grammy® winning producer Blanton Alspaugh, the Houston Chamber Choir are led by artistic director Robert Simpson on their first release with Signum Records.

★★★★★ Houston Chamber Choir here offer beautifully presented accounts of all of Duruflé’s choral music – Choir & Organ

★★★★ No listener could fail to be impressed by both the quality of the compositions and performances – Cross Rhythms

★★★★ Beautifully crafted – Classical Source

[Ken Cowan] certainly adds real distinction to this performance of the Requiem – Gramophone

The Houston Chamber Choir, led  by their artistic director Robert Simpson, present an immaculate account of these works– The Northern Echo

Beautiful, artistic singing and thoughtful, sensitive music-making at every turn – Dale Warland

A superb recording to be treasured – Simon Carrington

All downloads include booklets.

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Houston Chamber Choir

Robert Simpson Artistic Director

Ken Cowan organ

RELEASE DATE: 05/04/2019


BARCODE: 635212057223

Messe “Cum Jubilo” pour choeur de barytons et orgue, Op. 11

1. I. Kyrie

2. II. Gloria

3. III. Sanctus

4. IV. Benedictus

5. V. Agnus Dei

Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens pour choeur a cappella, Op.10

6. I. Ubi caritas

7. II. Tota pulchra es

8. III. Tu es Petrus

9. IV. Tantum ergo

10. Notre Père pour choeur a cappella

Requiem pour soli, choeurs et orgue, Op. 9

11. I. Introit

12. II. Kyrie

13. III. Domine Jesu Christe

14. IV. Sanctus & Benedictus

15. V. Pie Jesu

16. VI. Agnus Dei

17. VII. Lux aeterna

18. VIII. Libera me

19. IX. In Paradisum

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