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Frédéric Ledroit
1968 -
F. Ledroit
Frédéric Ledroit (26/06/1968), a French composer. Born in Angoulême in 1968, his vocation as musician, organist, pianist, composer and improviser began from the very start of his musical studies at the age of six. Musical studies crowned by numerous successes : gold medal for piano at Angoulême Conservatoire with B. Bouthinon-Dumas, five first prizes for organ at the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon, international competitions at l'UFAM in Paris, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He has studied with the greatest organists – L.Robillard, J.Guillou, JP.Leguay, X.Darasse... Frédéric Ledroit has always been attracted by a sacred repertoire. He was inspired to write 'A Mass for a New Century', after which he was named as an honorary citizen (citoyen d'honneur) of the town of Angoulême. Through his CD recordings he has been compared to a Duruflé or a Poulenc by major critics in France and elsewhere. He is the qualified organ teacher at the Angoulême Conservatoire (Academy) -ENMD, Angoulême. In 2003, The Minister of Culture awarded him with the honour of 'Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres' (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). He has recorded for radio and for television (France Musique, FR3, Mezzo...) Through his career as a concert performer he has been able to give hundreds of concerts throughout the world on some of the most internationally-renowned instruments: In France: Auxerre, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Agen, Camaret, Toulon, Poitiers, Lyon, Sète, Paris (La Madeleine, Notre Dame). At major international festivals:Italy (Naples, Varenna, Cava de Tirenni); Poland (Oliwa Cathedral); The Netherlands; Germany (Hilldesheim, Stuttgart, Essen, Saint-Blasien); The United Kingdom 5southampton, Christchurch); Switzerland; Denmark; The USA (Baltimore, Salisbury, Lancaster).
Period:21st century
Composed in:2013
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Skarbo DSK2137
This Requiem for soloists, choir, piano and organs, op.50 contains:
01. Prélude
02. Introït
03. Kyrie
04. Dies irae
05. Tuba mirum
06. Domine Jesu
07. Hostias
08. Sanctus
09. Pie Jesu
10. Agnus Dei
11. Ave Maria
12. Lux aeterna
13. Libera me
14. In Paradisum
Source:booklet of cd Skarbo DSK2137

♫ 01. Prélude
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♫ 02. Introït
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♫ 03. Kyrie
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♫ 04. Dies irae
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♫ 05. Tuba mirum
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♫ 06. Domine Jesu
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♫ 07. Hostias
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♫ 08. Sanctus
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♫ 09. Pie Jesu
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♫ 10. Agnus Dei
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♫ 11. Ave Maria
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♫ 12. Lux aeterna
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♫ 13. Libera me
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♫ 14. In Paradisum
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Frédéric Ledroit worked for eight years on his “Requiem”, far from being a simple mass for the dead, it is above all for him “an interior journey, often conflicting, going from [my] doubts to [my] convictions, and which [me] allowed me to get rid of temporal futilities, to keep only illumination, interior preparation for blossoming, for a search for lightness, for liberation ”. He insists on the fact that this “Requiem” is a life project and not a commissioned work. And also that it is one of the first works for organ to let hear piano, organ and voice. A configuration and writing never before seen in the history of the instrument. He will indeed be accompanied on this inner journey, by a choir, as well as by a pianist, and four soloists. The "Requiem" is written in 14 parts and two movements, one featuring the mortal man and the other the immortal man. Nevertheless, to speak about his Requiem, he specifies that "it is a music open to all, in which one gives oneself completely, a music full of hope and optimism". A meeting that will allow you to listen to the contemporary organ, on an instrument "which is a real orchestra".