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Virga Jesse floruit
composer
1885; dedicated to Ignaz Traumihler, Regens Chori of St Florian; 4vv
author of text
Alleluia at the Feast of the Annunciation

Recordings
'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55463  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Bruckner: Mass & Motets' (CDA67629)
Bruckner: Mass & Motets
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67629  Last few CD copies remaining  
'Bruckner: Motets' (CDA66062)
Bruckner: Motets
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66062 
Details
Track 12 on CDA67629 [3'49] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 14 on CDH55463 [4'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Virga Jesse floruit
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The symphonic Bruckner again finds echo in miniature in Virga Jesse floruit of 1885, especially in the magnificent climax that builds in imitative sequences on the phase ‘pacem Deus reddidit’—another very Brucknerian transformation of the ‘Dresden Amen’ from Parsifal. Harmonically this motet journeys far, until the coda stabilizes in E major, culminating in a surprisingly jaunty sequence of alleluias from the tenors (the last marked ‘falsetto’—possibly a whimsical representation of the reconciliation of ‘high’ and ‘low’ in the text).

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 2007

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Details for CDA66062 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-84-06208
Duration
4'23
Recording date
12 May 1982
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bruckner: Motets (CDA66062)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: April 1986
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