A Critical Analysis of Duruflé Requiem Op.9
Creative Work - Other
Australian National Choral Association
Scale/Significance of work
Maurice Duruflé's Requiem is one of the most beloved of all requiems. Much scholarly discussion centres on Duruflé's supposed source(s) of inspiration for this work. The debate gravitates around his treatment of existing Gregorian chant melodies with one author even suggesting 'elegant theft'. This critical commentary makes a thorough analysis of this work and examines the role of Gregorian chant as the basis for composition.
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Avondale Research Centre
Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)
King, A. (2022). A critical analysis of Duruflé Requiem Op.9. Sing Out, 39(1), 25-27.