Calum Fraser and Eden Lavelle conductors
Stanford Justorum animae
Parry Songs of Farewell
A programme of glorious English and French choral music performed by the University Choir in one of Nottingham's most beautiful churches. Maurice Duruflé's Requiem was originally conceived as a Mass for the Dead based on Gregorian chants for solo organ.
Commissioned to write a Requiem, Duruflé turned to Fauré's well-known setting as a basis for the framework for the setting, with the addition of 'Lux aeterna' after the Agnus Dei. Completed in 1947 and dedicated to the memory of his father, Duruflé produced versions with different accompaniments; in this concert, the Choir performs with organ solo and soloists from the Choir.