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Stetit Angelus

August 2005; mixed voices, unaccompanied; commissioned by Vox Angelorum of Indonesia and their director Henry Sutjipto for a choral competition in China
author of text
Revelation 8: 3-4

Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough (conductor)
Recording details: January 2009
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2009
Total duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

Cover artwork: The purified soul is like a bright, beautiful chamber by Elizabeth Wang (b1942)
Private Collection / © Radiant Light / Bridgeman Art Library, London

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'Sound moments of raptural texture (such as the word 'Christ' in Hail, Queen of Heaven, by the far the most substantial piece on this programme) … Dubra's natural home is a mood of controlled meditation and lyrical clarity … this style is well handled by the Choir of Royal Holloway, whose clean-edged sound, under Gough's sympathetic direction, warms to the generous acoustic of St Alban's, Holborn' (Gramophone)

'Royal Holloway's fabulous choristers and their inspired conductor convey the purity and spiritual fervour of Dubra's ear-catching output' (Classic FM Magazine)
Stetit Angelus was commissioned in 2005 by the Indonesian choir Vox Angelorum and their director Henry Sutjipto for a choral competition in China. Dubra saw this as the long-awaited opportunity to set this marvellously evocative text from the Book of Revelation. There are many interesting effects here, such as the opening chord which contains both static and moving parts on the same pitches. Later in the work free-floating voices reflect the image of rising clouds of incense.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2009

Stetit Angelus a été commandé en 2005 par le chœur indonésien Vox Angelorum et leur directeur Henry Sutjipto pour une compétition chorale en Chine. Dubra l’a considéré comme l’occasion longuement attendue de mettre en musique ce texte merveilleusement évocateur du Livre des Révélations. On y trouve de nombreux effets intéressants, comme le premier accord qui contient à la fois des parties statiques et des parties mobiles à la même hauteur. Un peu plus loin, les voix qui flottent librement reflètent l’image des nuages d’encens qui s’élèvent.

extrait des notes rédigées par Rupert Gough © 2009
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Stetit Angelus wurde 2005 vom indonesischen Chor Vox Angelorum und seinem Leiter Henry Sutjipto für einen Chorwettbewerb in China in Auftrag gegeben. Dubra betrachtete dies als seine lang erwartete Gelegenheit, diesen wunderbar evokativen Text aus dem Buch der Offenbarung zu vertonen. Hier finden sich viele interessante Effekte, wie etwa der Anfangsakkord, der sowohl konstante als auch fluktuierende Stimmen auf der gleichen Tonhöhe enthält. Später im Werk reflektieren frei fließende Stimmen das Bild aufsteigender Weihrauchwolken.

aus dem Begleittext von Rupert Gough © 2009
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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