Durufle Westminster

 Monet Rouen Cathedral, The Portal and the Tour d Albane, morning Effect

Music of Maurice Durufle performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell, Master of Music


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Requiem, Op. 9

Libera me

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna, in die illa tremenda:                                                          Lord, deliver me from eternal death, on that terrible day:                                                                 quando caeli movendi sunt et terra;                                                                                           when the heavens and earth will be shaken;                                                                                    dum veneris judicare saeculum per igne.                                                                                    when you will come to judge the age with fire.                                                                                 Tremens factus sum ego, et timeo,                                                                                             I am made to tremble, and I am afraid,                                                                                         dum discussio venerit, atque ventura ira.                                                                                   since trial and anger are coming.

Dies illa, dies irae, calamitatis et miseriae,                                                                                 That day, a day of anger, disaster and sorrow,                                                                                dies magna et amara valde.                                                                                                      a mighty day, and one exceedingly bitter.                                                                                       Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,                                                                                        Give them eternal rest, Lord,                                                                                                        et lux perpetua luceat eis.                                                                                                          and may perpetual light shine on them.