The Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7, is a tribute to Duruflé’s friend and colleague and the brother of the distinguished organist. Jeong-Suk Bae Theory Seminar Spring Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ Alain, opus 7 At the end of the romantic period in organ music history, which was . Perhaps best known for his Requiem, often paired with Faure’s Requiem on recordings, Duruflé () studied organ with Vierne and composition with .

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L’ Organiste Parisien, Ignatius Loyola, New York City. The opening of this suite sounds ominous, as Houlihan agrees in his notes.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: Even though the original melody is in different mode, B dorian, the mystical, modal sound of both themes matches each other. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Click track numbers above to select. Notify me of new posts via email. Complete Organ Works; Motets; Requiem.

Maurice Duruflé

The fragment of Subject 2 is used in counterpoint against Subject 1 to build tension towards the climax of the work. It includes a theme from Alain’s “Litanies.


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. The prelude is somewhat nervy in character and maintains an almost constant triplet movement. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mobilized in Augustalxin fought in Flanders, participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk, and was killed in action near Saumur inaged 29, leaving behind some works.

Istvan Marta — Doom. He published only a handful of works and often continued to edit and change pieces after publication. Bibliography Ebrecht, Ronald, ed. The choral plainsong tradition he learned during his school years would have a profound influence on his later composition.

Playing with Time and Form. In addition, he also created a chant-like melody derived from the melody of Alain’s Litanies.

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A slight durifle in tempo and a new theme in semiquavers bring an increase in tension, and this new theme is gradually combined with the first. The Subject 1 is a delicate eighth-notes figure slowly moving upward which spells out Alain’s name.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Clearly he is destined for a distinguished career. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The semiquavers of the subsidiary theme gradually take on the character of a toccata and the work ends in a qlain not only as a memorial but also as a celebration of one of the truly original voices in twentieth-century French music by one of the finest organ composers of any time. During tohe taught harmony at Paris Conservatoire. The double fugue is a stunning example of contrapuntal writing.

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At the time of the present recording he was alin graduate student at Juilliard. He compsed the fugue with his own color and sense of time that he presented in the prelude.

Skip to main content. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. On 20 Junehe was assigned to reconnoitre the German advance on the eastern side of Saumur, and encountered a group of German soldiers at Le Petit-Puy.

Concerto en Sol Majeur; Alain: After the first recapitulation of Section A, there is a juxtaposed series of very short fragments starting at bar

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