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Psalm 13, Op 27
First line:
Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen?
1859; 3vv; female voices; first performed, with Brahms conducting, in St Peter's Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859; published 1864
author of text
Psalm 13

'Brahms: motets' (CDH55346)
Brahms: motets
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Psalm 13, Op 27
Composed in 1859, the year after the ‘Ave Maria’, the setting of Psalm 13 Op 27 was first performed in St Peter’s Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859, with Brahms himself directing. It was not published until 1864, along with a five-part string arrangement alternative to the organ accompaniment. The setting maintains a remarkable emotional detachment until the words ‘Ich hoffe aber darauf’, where the music at last moves into a radiantly affirmative G major with an unmistakable infusion of expressive warmth.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1991

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55346 track 7
Recording date
22 October 1989
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Brahms: motets (CDA66389)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 1991
    Deletion date: December 2007
    Superseded by CDH55346
  2. Brahms: motets (CDH55346)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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