Christus factus est, WAB 11 (Anton Bruckner) the well-known a cappella Messe für den Gründonnerstag, WAB 9 (Anton Bruckner) (Mass for. Demanding Gradual, that, with chromatics and modulation lends the text of the Passion a high degree of expression. Motet Notes. Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est. Bruckner, most famous today for his vast, sprawling symphonies, was also remarkable church musician.

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Christus factus est, WAB 11 (Bruckner, Anton)

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Bruckner continued to write church music amidst the varying degrees of success of his symphonic works. Interestingly, it was only with the Seventh Symphony in that he achieved real public recognition, and this was the year, after a visit to Prague, that the composer wrote his third and finest setting of the motet Christus factus est.

This gradual moves through a number of keys with apparent ease. The key of D minor xnton way to D flat major in a mere nineteen bars.


Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Don’t show me this message again. Christus factus est composer. TenebraeNigel Short conductor. Award-winning choir Tenebrae performs a sumptuous selection of motets by Johannes Chrkstus and Anton Bruckner. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this recording will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. PolyphonyStephen Layton conductor.

Corydon SingersMatthew Best conductor.

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Exploring these pieces is a moving experience when the performances are as superlative as these. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor.

Here is music for a cappella choir, grouped loosely according to the themes of its texts, drawing together composers as far apart in time and space as eleventh-century France and twentieth-century Russia and America.

Royal Holloway ChoirRupert Gough conductor. Choral music from the sixteenth-century, right up to the late-twentieth-century features on this beautiful eleven-track album, with stunning performances from The Choir of Royal Holloway. This sequence of music for Lent, Passiontide and Easter represents a journey through perhaps the most dramatic part of the Church’s year.

Propter quod et Deus brucknee illum et dedit illi nomen, quod est super omne nomen.

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Christ for us became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name. Track 11 on CDA [5’25] Latin English Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.


Anton Bruckner — is well known as one of the greatest symphonic composers to have lived.

Christus factus est – Hyperion Records – CDs, MP3 and Lossless downloads

Born in Upper Austria, he atnon acquainted with the organ and church music at an early age. Bruckner unsuccessfully applied to be organist of St Florian and was appointed organist of Linz Cathedral in the same year, staying for thirteen years.

In he moved to Vienna as teacher of counterpoint and organ at the Conservatory and provisional organist of the Imperial Chapel. In he became chrietus of theory, organ and piano at the teacher training college of St Anna, resigned in and was appointed lecturer in harmony and counterpoint at the University of Vienna.

Click track numbers above to select. Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.