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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But because he was so vociferously opposed to what he considered the clerical misinterpretations of the council’s dictates, he was labeled a reactionary, even by an otherwise informed organ world. He thus presented a picturesque image over the years, with his hat, his black leather briefcase stitched with fine beige thread in his hand, and his pants legs held up with the clips customary at the time, shuffling his bike through the entrance hallway to the courtyard, at the foot of the monument to the dead.

And for that we must acknowledge the influence of this choir and others like it. 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.

They accepted the work and the first performance of the Requiem was broadcast to a national not merely a Parisian audience over French radio, on November 2,on the observance of All Souls Day, the day on which the Roman Catholic Church prays for the dead in purgatory. Chant and polyphony therefore enjoyed a heyday in the first half of the twentieth century. They were rushed to a hospital in Valence for emergency surgery, but it was not equipped to treat them adequately. Henriette Roget played the organ.

If anyone who has access to it reads this, please do send me a copy – I would be most grateful.

I have been trying to find it chajt quite a while. This email address is being protected from spambots. Any chance that you might make the scanned copy available to others. Though short as to physical stature and retiring by nature, he had the disposition of a great man. 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.


To whatever other causes one may attribute his refusal to produce only about a dozen opus cyant, his oversevere estimation of his ability lay at the heart of it.

Indeed, the national psyche of France has influenced the music of the French church in a way that eludes easy grasp by anyone not born into it. However, my first lessons always ended in an atmosphere of confidence and cheerfulness. The war had ended by then, and a new French government had replaced the Vichy regime.

Maurice Duruflé

Go to durufke of page. He had the great fortune to spend his entire life singing and playing in architectural masterpieces from the middle and late gothic, and early Renaissance periods, in the three cities where he lived all of his life: This is precisely why music, in order to be liturgically suitable, must be construed by the composer and mastered by the performer in such a way that it can be “seen through,” giving it a sacramental verity. I would much rather have worked dkne him than Gigout, who was a fine man, but that is all.

If you were able to forward a scanned copy, that would be superbly kind.

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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. 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. Members of the congregation threw themselves to the floor, ddurufle tried to hide behind pillars, or under chairs.


And though that link is 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 doje history when that link ddone beginning to dissolve. The young organist was deeply impressed but intimidated by his new teacher [Tournemire]. It spent a considerable amount of money to relieve the severe unemployment in France, awarding a total of eighty-one commissions throughout the war to composers needing financial incentive to produce new works.

Chant donné (Hommage à Jean Gallon)

After the French Revolution the musical practice of the church found itself in dire straits, and reformers took years to locate, research, revive, and experiment with the practice of plainsong so that it could effectively counter the republican tunes, the secular airs, and the trivial pomp that had become so popular in its wake. She taught his private organ pupils before they advanced to study with him. Etienne-du-Mont, a position he held for the remainder of his life, sharing the appointment with his wife after 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.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. The first is that several choral societies dpne Paris, and one particularly renowned church choir, played a seminal role in the revival of early music in the first decades of the twentieth century, a role that has been sorely underestimated for how it advanced modern music.

But Blackwell’s in Oxford looked through their records for me and had no record of sheet music for the Chant Donne.