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Track(s) taken from CDA66757

Notre Père, Op 14

published 1978
author of text

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: July 1994
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 1 minutes 33 seconds


'O'Donnell's achievement becomes the reference point against which future recordings of this repertoire are measured' (Choir & Organ)

'The Westminster Cathedral boys and men carry the lyricism and harmonic luxuriance to an ethereal plane. The choral singing is superb … helping one to bathe in Duruflé's sumptuous ideas' (The Daily Telegraph)
This setting of the Lord’s Prayer clearly demonstrates how Duruflé’s few choral works were fashioned for liturgical use; the French text is used, and set without the doxology. Each phrase is presented separately and with a straightforward homophony which suggests the rhythm of contemplative speech or prayer. The work was published in 1978 and is dedicated to the composer’s wife.

from notes by Wadham Sutton © 1989

Cette mise en musique de l’Oraison Dominicale démontre clairement la façon dont les quelques œuvres pour chœur de Duruflé étaient arrangées pour l’utilisation liturgique; le texte français est utilisé et mis en musique sans doxologie. Chaque phrase est mise en musique séparément et avec une homophonie sans détour, suggérant un rythme de prière ou d’oraison contemplative. L’œuvre fut publiée en 1978.

extrait des notes rédigées par Wadham Sutton © 1989
Français: Hypérion

Diese Vertonung zeigt des Vaterunsers ganz deutlich, daß Duruflés wenige Werke der Chormusik für den liturgischen Gebrauch gestaltet sind; der französische Text wird verwendet und ohne die Doxologie vertont. Jede Phrase ist gesondert vertont, und dabei wird eine einfache Homophonie verwendet, die an den Rhythmus kontemplativen Sprechens oder Betens denken läßt. Das Werk wurde 1978 veröffentlicht.

aus dem Begleittext von Wadham Sutton © 1989
Deutsch: Anke Vogelhuber

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