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The purified soul is like a bright, beautiful chamber by Elizabeth Wang (b1942)
Private Collection / © Radiant Light / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67799
Recording details: January 2009
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: November 2009
Total duration: 1 minutes 34 seconds

'Sound moments of raptural texture (such as the word 'Christ' in Hail, Queen of Heaven, by the far the most substantial piece on this programme) … Dubra's natural home is a mood of controlled meditation and lyrical clarity … this style is well handled by the Choir of Royal Holloway, whose clean-edged sound, under Gough's sympathetic direction, warms to the generous acoustic of St Alban's, Holborn' (Gramophone)

'Royal Holloway's fabulous choristers and their inspired conductor convey the purity and spiritual fervour of Dubra's ear-catching output' (Classic FM Magazine)

Felix namque es …
composer
August 2007; mixed voices, unaccompanied; composed during and for the Salzburg Sacred Music Week
author of text
Offertory at Saturday Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Christmas to the Purification

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
For several years Dubra has given composition masterclasses at the Salzburg Sacred Music week. There is a tradition that participants write a short piece during the week of the festival for the final concert and in 2007 Dubra produced the brief motet Felix namque es …. In that year the prerequisite was to set a Marian text, although at the peak of this simple homophonic work it is the words ‘Jesus Christus Deus noster’ (‘Jesus Christ our God’) that Dubra chooses to venerate.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2009

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