Duruflé: Complete Choral Works

Houston Chamber Choir
Robert Simpson, artistic director
Ken Cowan, organ

I have listened to many recordings and performances of Duruflé’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