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Royal Free Singers - Duruflé's Requiem / Flor Peeters's Missa Festiva

When
Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Windsor
Tickets
£15, £5 under 16, £1 under 12
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  1. Requiem Op 9 - Maurice Duruflé
  2. Missa Festiva - Flor Peeters

The Royal Free Singers, with organ accompaniment, are delighted to perform these two beautiful works at their spring concert in the delightful Parish Church close to Windsor Castle.

Flor Peeters (1903-1986) was a professor at the celebrated Lemmens Institute music school at Leuven, and for the greater part of his life was organist at Belgium's metropolitan cathedral, St Rombout's in Mechelen. Other posts held included organ and composition professorships at Tilburg and Antwerp Conservatories.

Renaissance music, particularly the school of Flemish polyphony, was a significant influence on his own compositions, including the Missa Festiva, composed in 1947, perhaps the best known of his nine masses.

Maurice Durufle (1902-1986) composed his 1947 Requiem, opus 9, in memory of his father. Like Faure, he omits the Dies Irae and employs a mezzo-soprano and baritone soloist for, respectively, the Pie Jesu and sections of the Offertorium and Libera me. The music, while based on themes from the Gregorian plainchant, Mass for the Dead, has a distinctly contemporary but individual character. Many consider it to be one of the most beautiful pieces of 20th century religious music.


Venue
The Parish Church of St John the Baptist
High Street
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1LT
England
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