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Christus factus est
composer
1884; third setting; dedicated to Fr Otto Loidol, Krems-münster; 4vv
author of text
Philippians 2: 8-9; Gradual for Maundy Thursday

Recordings
'Bruckner: Mass & Motets' (CDA67629)
Bruckner: Mass & Motets
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'Bruckner: Motets' (CDA66062)
Bruckner: Motets
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'Passiontide at St Paul's' (CDH55436)
Passiontide at St Paul's
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Details
Track 9 on CDA67629 [6'06] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 7 on CDH55436 [6'11] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Christus factus est
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Christus factus est appeared in 1884—the same year as the Te Deum for chorus, four soloists, organ and orchestra. Harmonically this is more exploratory than the Mass in E minor, with some extraordinary modulations following the words ‘mortem autem crucis’ (‘even the death of the cross’)—a test of any choir’s security of pitch. More than any of Bruckner’s great motets, Christus factus est follows an almost symphonic path of motivic and harmonic development—a striking parallel to Christ’s journey of ‘obedience unto death’. All suggestion of triumphalism is avoided in the final reference to the ‘name which is above every name’.

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 2007

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Details for CDA67629 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-62909
Duration
6'06
Recording date
5 January 2007
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Bruckner: Mass & Motets (CDA67629)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2007
    Last few CD copies remaining
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