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Locus iste a Deo factus est
composer
Gradual: first performed 1869 and the dedication of the Votive Chapel of the new Linz Cathedral; 4vv
author of text

Recordings
'Bruckner: Mass & Motets' (CDA67629)
Bruckner: Mass & Motets
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'Bruckner: motets' (CDA66062)
Bruckner: motets
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Track 2 on CDA67629 [3'02] Archive Service
Track 1 on CDA66062 [3'22]
Track 10 on HYP12 [3'22] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Locus iste a Deo factus est
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Locus iste had its premiere at the dedication of the Votive Chapel of the newly built Linz cathedral, in the same service as the Mass in E minor. Bruckner had been appointed organist at the old cathedral in 1856, and the Bishop, Josef Franz Rüdiger—a highly conservative but very humane man—had soon become an important artistic and spiritual father-figure. The text celebrates a sacred place: for liturgical purposes this would have been the new cathedral, but Bruckner may well have been thinking of St Florian—his true spiritual home, to which he often returned in later years (especially at times of crisis). As in the symphonies, the proportions of Locus iste are carefully calculated. Take the silence before the final ‘a Deo factus est’: where most composers would be content to put a simple pause, Bruckner preserves his proportions by carefully measuring out five beats. Elegant symmetry is as vital here as in a great medieval cathedral—or, indeed, in the chaste but reassuringly contained environs of St Florian.

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 2007

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Details for CDA66062 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-84-06201
Duration
3'22
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 1
    Release date: April 1986
  2. The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1 (HYP12)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: September 1993
    Deletion date: September 2009
    Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
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