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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: Complete organ works
Studio Master: KGS0053-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music
CDH55475Archive Service


Track 7 on CDH55475 [5'59] Archive Service
Track 5 on KGS0053-D [5'58] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55475 track 7

Recording date
12 April 1989
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  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    Superseded by CDH55475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
    Deletion date: January 2019
    Archive Service
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