The French organist Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) composed slowly and carefully. He stated that “I am unable to add anything significant to the piano repertoire, view the string quartet with apprehension, and envisage with terror the idea of composing a song after the finished examples of Schubert, Fauré and Debussy.” However, the few works that were released have become new classics, and most of them: Requiem, composed in the period 1942-1948. The work is based on Gregorian melodies, and is performed this time in the version for choirs, soloists, string orchestra, organ, harp and pauker.
Bergen Domkor is proud to present a new collaboration with Edvard Grieg choir – in the performance of “The Ecstasies above” by British composer Tarik O’Regan (1978). A wonderful work for choir, eight soloists and string quartet with text by Edgar Allan Poe.
Edvard Grieg kor
Daniela Iancu Johannessen, mezzo
Ørjan Hartveit, baryton
Domkantor Sigurd Melvær Øgaard, orgel
Domkantor Kjetil Almenning, dirigent