European Masters Series. Composed by Maurice Durufle (1902-1986) and Maurice Durufle (1902-1986). European Masters Series. 20th Century and Choral. Octavo. With piano rehearsal part and translations. 8 pages. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50600000).
Item Number: HL.50600000
ISBN 063404995X. With piano rehearsal part and translations. 20th Century and Choral. 6.8x10.5 inches.
Maurice Durufle based this famous motet on an ancient plainchant melody. This new adaptation makes the motet more accessible by an intelligent redistribution of parts: in its opening and closing sections, the first tenor line is reassigned to the altos, and the alto line is given to the tacet sopranos. All of Durufle's sumptuous harmonies are retained. For the first time, a piano reduction for rehearsal is included. In the brand-new unison version, the piano provides rich accompaniment; this arrangement is especially suitable for treble choirs, but is equally effective when sung by male or mixed choirs.