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Piezas sacras

composer
1998
author of text

 
Some of the Sacred Pieces (1998) by Fernando Moruja (1960-2004), all of which constitute a testimony to a life dedicated to choral music, also feature minimilism. “Fefe”, as he was universally known in his native Buenos Aires, was killed by a bus on New Year’s Eve 2004, when he was only 44 years-old. The Argentinean choral community has been mourning him ever since, for here was a promising conductor and composer who brought a contagious enthusiasm to his music-making. This enthusiasm is still spreading posthumously all over the world: his sacred pieces—Lux aeterna and O bone Jesu in particular—are quickly becoming favourites of choirs and audiences alike.

from notes by Carlos Fernández Aransay © 2008

Algunas de las Piezas Sacras (1998) de Fernando Moruja (1960-2004) tienen también algo de minimalistas. Todas ellas constituyen un testimonio de una vida dedicada a la música coral, puesto que “Fefe”, como era conocido por todos en su Buenos Aires natal, murió atropellado por un autobús la nochevieja de 2004. La comunidad coral argentina lo ha estado llorando desde entonces. Moruja era un prometedor director y compositor, cuyo entusiasmo contagiaba a todos los que hacían música con él. Con similar entusiasmo coros y oyentes de todo el mundo están convirtiendo algunas de sus obras—especialmente Lux aeterna y O bone Jesu—en verdaderas favoritas.

Carlos Fernández Aransay © 2008

Recordings

Yanomami
SIGCD166Download only

Details

No 1: Ave Maria
Track 26 on SIGCD166 [2'17] Download only
No 2: Pater noster
Track 27 on SIGCD166 [3'13] Download only
No 3: O bone Jesu
Track 28 on SIGCD166 [1'09] Download only
No 4: Lux aeterna
Track 29 on SIGCD166 [2'15] Download only
No 5: Hodie Christus natus est
Track 30 on SIGCD166 [2'10] Download only

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