The Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7, is a tribute to Duruflé’s friend and colleague and the brother of the distinguished organist. Jeong-Suk Bae Theory Seminar Spring Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ Alain, opus 7 At the end of the romantic period in organ music history, which was . Perhaps best known for his Requiem, often paired with Faure’s Requiem on recordings, Duruflé () studied organ with Vierne and composition with .
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He became a chorister at the Rouen Cathedral Choir School from towhere he studied piano and organ with Jules Haelling, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant. InLouis Vierne nominated him as his assistant at Notre-Dame.
In he completed probably the most famous of his few pieces: He had begun composing the work infollowing a commission  from the Vichy regime. They married on 15 September The couple became a famous and popular organ duo, going on tour together several times throughout the sixties and early seventies.
He was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur in He was promoted to an Officier de la Legion d’honneur in He died in Louveciennes near Paris inaged He published only a handful of works and often continued to edit and change pieces after publication. For instance, the Toccata from Suite, op.
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The result of this perfectionism is that his music, especially his organ music, tends to be well polished, and is still frequently performed in concerts by organists around the world.
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