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Palmsonntagmorgen
First line:
Es fiel ein Tau vom Himmel himmlisch mild
composer
1902; unaccompanied five-part chorus; dedicated to Georg Stolz
author of text

Recordings
'Reger: Choral Music' (CDA67762)
Reger: Choral Music
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Palmsonntagmorgen
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Palmsonntagmorgen, composed in 1902, sets a poem by Emanuel von Geibel (1815–1884) for unaccompanied five-part chorus. The persistent upward chromatic movement of the lower parts lends an ecstatic quality to the first section of the piece, which reaches a point of repose in E major—the key here associated with morning rather than evening. The second section provides ample evidence of Reger’s ingenuity as a composer of fugue—a form frequently (perhaps too frequently) deployed in his instrumental music, but here supplying both vigorous contrast and an expression of the excitement accompanying Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem.

from notes by Michael Downes © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67762 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76211
Duration
5'35
Recording date
17 September 2009
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Reger: Choral Music (CDA67762)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 2010
    Please, someone, buy me …
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