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Track(s) taken from CDA66062
Recording details: May 1982
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1986
Total duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

Virga Jesse floruit
composer
1885; dedicated to Ignaz Traumihler, Regens Chori of St Florian; 4vv
author of text
Alleluia at the Feast of the Annunciation

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The symphonic Bruckner again finds echo in miniature in Virga Jesse floruit of 1885, especially in the magnificent climax that builds in imitative sequences on the phase ‘pacem Deus reddidit’—another very Brucknerian transformation of the ‘Dresden Amen’ from Parsifal. Harmonically this motet journeys far, until the coda stabilizes in E major, culminating in a surprisingly jaunty sequence of alleluias from the tenors (the last marked ‘falsetto’—possibly a whimsical representation of the reconciliation of ‘high’ and ‘low’ in the text).

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 2007


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