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Messe “Cum Jubilo” pour choeur de barytons et orgue, Op. 11 [19:51]
Houston Chamber Choir
Ken Cowan, Eduardo Tercero

I. Kyrie 3:44
II. Gloria 6:12
III. Sanctus 3:52
IV. Benedictus 1:59
V. Agnus Dei 4:04

Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens pour choeur a cappella, Op.10 [8:34]
Houston Chamber Choir

I. Ubi caritas 2:48
II. Tota pulchra es 2:06
III. Tu es Petrus 1:01
IV. Tantum ergo 2:39

Notre Père pour choeur a cappella [1:30]
Houston Chamber Choir

Requiem pour soli, choeurs et orgue, Op. 9 [38:34]
Houston Chamber Choir
Cecilia Duarte, Ken Cowan, Norman Fischer

I. Introit 3:32
II. Kyrie 3:46
III. Domine Jesu Christe 8:34
IV. Sanctus & Benedictus 3:06
V. Pie Jesu 3:14
VI. Agnus Dei 3:48
VII. Lux aeterna 4:14
VIII. Libera me 5:33
IX. In Paradisum 2:47

RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2019

Duruflé: Complete Choral Works

The choral works of Duruflé, like his organ works, are small in number but beautifully crafted. Frequently written and rewritten until he was completely satisfied, he was a composer who rethought and reconfigured his music right up to the moment he had to let go of it. Often described as a man out of step with his times, his pieces look back to Gregorian chant and plainsong at a time when the musical life of his home city of Paris was steeped in radical new compositional ideas – a testament perhaps to Duruflé’s enduring love of France’s choral heritage.

In a new recording produced by Grammy® winning producer Blanton Alspaugh, the Houston Chamber Choir are led by artistic director Robert Simpson on their first release with Signum Records.

Houston Chamber Choir, Ken Cowan & Robert Simpson


I have listened to many recordings and performances of Durufle’s glorious choral music over the years, but this sumptuous new release captures its unique qualities better than any -with wonderfully radiant and flexible singing from the Houston Chamber Choir under their director Robert Simpson! Ken Cowan’s fluid playing, his colourful registrations on the magnificent organ at Rice University, the warm but not overly reverberant acoustic, the fine, vibrant vocal soloists, Norman Fischer’s superb cello playing and the refined and elegant singing of the choir combine in a superb recording to be treasured.
— Simon Carrington

Celebrate the release of the Chamber Choir’s album with Signum Classics,
Duruflé: Complete Choral Works

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Friday, April 5, 2019 7:00 PM

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