Category: MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer: Maurice Duruflé
Publisher: Durand S.A. Editions Musicales (Elkan-Vogel selling agent for USA)
Setting: A Cappella
Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis 2002
R&R Chair Music in Worship
An alternative to the often-sung Ubi Caritas, this is a beautiful setting of the Lord’s Prayer. Set in the key of F, the lines of each voice are relatively sight-readable, but when combined create beautiful sonorities. The altos sing several low Gs and warch out for the tri-tone in bar 10. The tenor is written predominantly in the C octave with several notes above middle C. The bass span is from low F to the D above middle C. Difficulty: medium-easy.