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Pange lingua
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For the Pange lingua of 1868 Bruckner returned to the text that had inspired him as an eleven- or twelve- year-old. In character it is relatively simple and hymn-like, with little rhythmic counterpoint; but the exploitation of the colours of the Phrygian Mode to match the dark mystery of the text is very telling. Astonishingly, when Witt published Pange lingua, he took it on himself to ‘correct’ the music extensively, in the process softening some of its most expressive dissonances—to Bruckner’s extreme displeasure. Needless to say, it is the unbowdlerized version that is performed here.

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 2007

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Details for CDA67629 track 13
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ISRC
GB-AJY-07-62913
Duration
5'09
Recording date
5 January 2007
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Bruckner: Mass & Motets (CDA67629)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 2007
    Deletion date: July 2014
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