Complete Organ Music of Maurice Durufle / John Scott

Release Date: 5/13/2014
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: CDH55475
Performer: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Men's Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Erstwhile organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott, puts the cathedral’s wonderful instrument to the best possible use in this album of Maurice Duruflé’s complete works for organ.

Duruflé studied with the greatest organists of the age, Charles Tournemire and Louis Vierne, and there is no doubt that his exposure to the genius of both in their respective organ lofts had a formative influence. Duruflé’s compositional reputation is assured through one work: his beloved Requiem of 1947. In his organ music we hear his fascination with Gregorian plainchant themes which is such a feature of that work.

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Consummate phrasing, perfectly judged crescendos and bags of atmosphere. His playing is magisterial in its sheer elegance, discriminating taste, and devotion to the music.

– BBC Music Magazine

Works on This Recording
1. Prelude on the Introit of the Epiphany, Op. 13 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; France
2. Prelude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; France
3. Suite for Organ, Op. 5 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; France
4. Scherzo for Organ, Op. 2 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; France
5. Prelude, Adagio and Chorale Variations on "Veni Creator", Op. 4 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Men's Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
6. Fugue on the Carillon of the Cathedral of Soissons, Op. 12 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1967 ; France
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