The Absolute Sound’s Alan Taffel took a journey through Duruflé’s Requeim and selected his top three recordings, which included The Duruflé Album (DE3619) featuring Dennis Keene and the Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra :
“Keene’s groups bring out this work’s every nuance and power through its climactic moments. Keene takes an unhurried pace that infuses his reading with a sense of mystery and spirituality. Even the solo in the poignant “Pie Jesu” is chillingly effective. The estimable John Eargle recorded Keene’s performance back in 1995. … Indeed, the sound is quite commendable—in soft passages. When things get big, the glass-shattering effect is evident.”
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