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Christus Factus Est (arr Thurston)

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Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (arr. Richard Thurston)

Christus Factus Est is one of two works incorporated into the Richard Thurston arrangement named Two Solemn Pieces. The other work is Jean Sibelius's Andante Festivo.

General Info

Year: 1884 / 1999
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.75


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Christus factus est ("Christ became obedient" or "Christ became man for our sake") WAB 10, is a sacred motet by Anton Bruckner, his second setting of the Latin gradual Christus factus est, written in 1873. Several decades earlier, in 1844, he had composed another piece on the same text as gradual for the Messe für den Gründonnerstag (WAB 9). In 1884, Bruckner composed a third, better known setting (WAB 11) for choir a cappella.

The work exhibits many traits of the composer's mature style: chromatically shifting harmonies, square-cut phrases often ending in moments of silence, and moods alternating between exaltation and serene contemplation.

- Program Note from Wikipedia and from score


State Ratings

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