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Urbi et orbi – Bénédiction papale, S184


Urbi et orbi remained unpublished until 1978. An intonation—the Pope’s blessing—alternates with a hymn melody in a piece which becomes very florid before returning to a declamatory coda punctuated by a short litany, set on a single stave as if to be sung by priest and people.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990


Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 7 - Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)


Track 19 on CDA66421/2 CD2 [3'53] 2CDs
Track 19 on CDS44501/98 CD14 [3'53] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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