Maurice Duruflé was a French composer, organist. He was born in Louviers, Eure on 11th January 1902. In 1992 he became a chorister at Rouen Cathedral Choir School and at the age of 17 he moved to Paris where he took private organ lessons with Charles Tournemire. In 1920 Duruflé entered the Conservatoire de Paris and graduated with first prizes in organ, harmony, piano accompaniment and composition. Louis Vierne nominated him as his assistant at Notre-Dame in 1927, and here he spent the rest of his life.