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Duruflé Requiem: Editions

Date: Fri, 6 Jun 97 12:16:38 +0200
From: sturm(a) (Jean Sturm)
Subject: Re: Durufle' Requiem

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is no signature.
For better efficiency, thank you to sign your posts.

>Is anyone aware of any other editions of the Durufle' Requiem other than
>the Durand, Presser.

It exists a version of the Requiem of Duruflé for choir and organ.
It is also published by Durand under ref. 13373

I believe that the orchestration was done by Duruflé later.

The score of the original version may be easily used for rehearsal (and for
cheaper concerts...).


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Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 11:30:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Billmcpoly(a)
Subject: Re: Durufle' Requiem

Michael - I'm sure you may have heard by now that Durand is the sole
publisher of all of the Durufle works, and that Theadore Presser is the sole
publisher here in the U.S. for Durand. Apparently, Durand doesn't see the
necessity of publishing choral parts with a reduced score for accompanists to
help the choir with parts. The best I could manage was the organ/conductor
score which was 37 bucks (WAY over priced) and still rather difficult to
negotiate unless you're a talented organist. I should know. My high school
kids finished a performance of this (with our school orchestra...YIKES) just
last Thursday, and it actually came off rather well. Perhaps if we all
besiege Presser with complaints, they may contract someone to produce a
choral score that could be read by the average choral accompanist. Good

Bill McIntosh
Long Beach Poly High School
Long Beach, CA