Requiem, Messe “Cum Jubilo”, Motetten, Notre Père


With soloists Thomas Hampson, Marie-Claire Alain, and Anne-Sofie von Otter, and conductor Michel Plasson leading the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and Orfeon Donostiarra.

This is the 1947, full-orchestra version of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, one of the 20th century’s most beloved choral works. It’s the first of three versions the composer made of the piece. Despite the enhanced intimacy of the smaller-scale versions, the original offers a rich orchestral tapestry, especially compelling in the performance by Michel Plasson’s forces, without diminishing the work’s radiant beauties or its spiritual depths. Those virtues are enhanced by the singing of Anne Sofie von Otter and Thomas Hampson. –Dan Davis

Track Listing:
1. Requiem for soprano, baritone, chorus, organ, & orchestra, Op. 9
Performed by Toulouse Orchestra with Marie-Claire Alain, Thomas Hampson, Anne-Sofie von Otter
Conducted by Michel Plasson

2. Mass (“Cum Jubilo”), Op. 11
Performed by Toulouse Orchestra with Marie-Claire Alain, Thomas Hampson
Conducted by Michel Plasson

3. Motets (4) on Gregorian Themes for chorus, Op. 10
Conducted by Michel Plasson

4. Notre Père, Op. 14
Conducted by Michel Plasson