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Deus Abraham, W150

composer
1909; motet pour une messe de mariage
author of text
Psalm 128 (adapted)

 
Having moved to Brussels in 1902, Jongen became involved not only in teaching at the conservatoires but also with the Libre esthétique, the chamber music society that presented premieres of many of his works. Here he met the pianist Valentine Ziane, whom he married in 1909. For the ceremony he wrote a setting of the wedding psalm (Psalm 128), Deus Abraham, the texture of which is modelled on Quid sum miser? but the spirit of which captures a bonhomie and optimism that, sadly, were little reflected in much of Jongen’s later life.

from notes by John Scott Whiteley © 2007

Une fois installé à Bruxelles, en 1902, Jongen enseigna dans les conservatoires tout en s’impliquant dans la Libre esthétique, la société de musique de chambre qui proposa la création de nombre de ses œuvres. Là, il rencontra la pianiste Valentine Ziane, qu’il épousa en 1909. Pour leur mariage, il mit en musique le psaume du bonheur domestique (128), Deus Abraham, dont la texture est calquée sur celle de Quid sum miser?, mais dont l’esprit appréhende une bonhomie, un optimisme qui, hélas, touchèrent peu Jongen à l’automne de sa vie.

extrait des notes rédigées par John Scott Whiteley © 2007
Français: Hypérion

Nachdem er 1902 nach Brüssel zog, unterrichtete Jongen nicht nur an den Konservatorien, sondern war auch Mitglied der Libre esthétique, des Kammermusikvereins, der viele Uraufführungen seiner Werke vorstellte. Hier traf er die Pianistin Valentine Ziane, die er 1909 heiratete. Für die Zeremonie vertonte er den Hochzeitspsalm (Psalm 128), Deus Abraham, der in seiner Anlage dem Vorbild von Quid sum miser? folgt, dessen Geist jedoch von Jovialität und Optimismus erfüllt sind, die leider in Jongens späterem Leben nur selten reflektiert werden.

aus dem Begleittext von John Scott Whiteley © 2007
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

Recordings

Jongen & Peeters: Choral Music
CDA67603

Details

Track 7 on CDA67603 [3'21]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67603 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-60307
Duration
3'21
Recording date
12 July 2006
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Jongen & Peeters: Choral Music (CDA67603)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: April 2007
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