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Requiem. Maurice Durufle Maurice and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé play at the National Shrine
Requiem. Maurice Durufle
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Maurice & Marie-Madeleine Durufl‚ at the National Shrine
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Durufle's masterwork plus composers of note! Many composers grapple with the ideas of death, resurrection,  and the life to come. Despite their differences each composer featured on this album infuses their search with a feeling of hope as they musically explore the final destiny of the soul and humankind. Recorded in 1967, this historic recital is the premiere recording of the Basilica's two large organs, built by the Möller.The recording is full of important moments: the transcription of a Handel organ concerto played as a duet on the two instruments, Maurice Duruflé's transcription of Tournemire'simprovisation on Victimae Pascali, played by Mme. Duruflé. The concert concludes with Maurice Duruflé's Prelude and Fugue on the name of Alain (again, played by Mme. Duruflé). Those looking to find an example of authentic French organ playing need look no further.