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Deus Abraham, W150
1909; motet pour une messe de mariage
author of text
Psalm 128 (adapted)

'Jongen & Peeters: Choral Music' (CDA67603)
Jongen & Peeters: Choral Music
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Deus Abraham, W150
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

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67603 track 7
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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