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Wiesbachhorn Mountains, Tyrol, Austria.
Power Pix
Track(s) taken from CDH55277
Recording details: April 1985
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1986
Total duration: 7 minutes 20 seconds

'One of the most beautiful recordings of a choral masterpiece I have ever heard' (The Sunday Times)

'Wonderfully atmospheric. I warmly recommend this. Best of the Month' (Hi-Fi News)

Libera me
author of text
Responsorium. Mass for the Dead

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The fine motet, Libera me, for choir with three trombones, was written in 1854. Although this was before his long period of study with Simon Sechter, Bruckner was no beginner; he was thirty, with plenty of experience of church music behind him. As early as 1849 he had produced the beautiful and individual little Requiem (recorded on Hyperion CDA66245), and his talents had already been recognized in his own environment. This Libera me is simple and clear; it contains no elaborate counterpoint, but its part-writing is excellent, as is the calculation of sonorities. It has the solemn dignity befitting a funeral piece, and its middle section expresses the fear of judgement with considerable power and economy.

from notes by Robert Simpson © 1985

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