Scherzo, Op 2

1926; dedicated to Charles Tournemire

Charles Tournemire is the dedicatee of Duruflé’s Scherzo, Op 2: ‘To my dear master Charles Tournemire in grateful homage.’ This work was written in 1926 and was subjected to some revision. It is in a similar compositional idiom to Tournemire’s own work. The opening material, characterized by its cross-rhythms, appears only briefly before the bright scherzo theme takes over. The initial material, which later undergoes development in a variety of keys and eventually concludes the music, is carefully contrasted with the vivace scherzo theme in a variety of ways.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990


Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music
CDH55475Helios (Hyperion's budget label)


Track 7 on CDH55475 [5'59] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66368 track 7

Recording date
12 April 1989
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music (CDA66368)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 1990
    Deletion date: September 2012
    Superseded by CDH55475
  2. Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music (CDH55475)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)