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Christus Factus Est (arr Wilds)

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Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (setting Jack Wilds)


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General Info

Year: 1884 / 2018
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir and chamber instruments
Publisher: TRN Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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Errata

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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


This beautiful setting of the attractive Bruckner work begins softly and proceeds through a variety of attractive textures before reaching a powerful full-ensemble statement. A soft, reverent closing section then fades to a quiet conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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Performances

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  • Indiana University Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 30 September 2015


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