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Bruckner: Mass in E Minor, Motets

Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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1.1
Ecce sacerdos magnus, WAB 13
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Henry Websdale
6:03
Mass No. 2 in E Minor, WAB 27  
1.2
I. Kyrie
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
5:43
1.3
II. Gloria
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
6:50
1.4
III. Credo
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
7:57
1.5
IV. Sanctus
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
2:42
1.6
V. Benedictus
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
4:47
1.7
VI. Agnus Dei
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Academy of St Martin in the Fields
3:55
1.8
Tota pulchra es, WAB 46
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury; Christopher Nehaul; Donal McCann
4:47
1.9
Virga Jesse, WAB 52
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury
3:16
1.10
Locus iste, WAB 23
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury
2:38
1.11
Ave Maria, WAB 6
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury
3:04
1.12
Christus factus est, WAB 11
Anton Bruckner; Anonymous; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury
5:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:59
Bruckner's E Minor Mass and a selection of his profoundly beautiful motets were selected by Sir Stephen Cleobury as his last album at King's, recorded only a few months before his death. Perhaps the deepest and most spiritual of Bruckner's masses, the 'Mass in E minor' is unusual in its scoring for choir, wind and brass. It is recorded here by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in King's College Chapel. The album is accompanied by a specially-commissioned Appreciation for Sir Stephen, written by Professor Iain Fenlon, as well as Shades of the Past in Bruckner's Sacred Music – another commissioned essay on Bruckner's works by Dr Martin Ennis.

"For many, Bruckner's oeuvre is made up of nine fixed stars, the numbered symphonies, orbited by lesser bodies. One could, however, argue that sacred works such as those presented here take us to the heart of Bruckner, man and musician. Many of the pieces were commissioned; most are 'Gebrauchsmusik', in the sense that they served specific liturgical purposes. However, all reflect the composer's deep commitment to his faith. Bruckner planned to dedicate his final, unfinished symphony to his 'dear God'. The same dedication could stand at the head of any of the pieces heard on this album, the final recording of Sir Stephen Cleobury, another faithful servant of the church, whose legacy is a lasting ornament to King's College, Cambridge."
– Dr Martin Ennis
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