Motet Notes. Anton Bruckner: Locus Iste. Although mostly known for his nine symphonies, Anton Bruckner’s compositional output includes sacred masterworks. ICON, SOURCE. , Pdf. , Pdf. , Midi. , Mp3. , Music XML. The famous Gradual for the dedication, that was composed for the dedication of the Votivkapelleof the cathedral in Linz.

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The motet is scored for a unaccompanied mixed choir. This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach. After another rest of half a bar, the first line brucker repeated. Contents 1 Performances 1.

After a pause of half a bar, the tenor alone begins in sudden pp the middle section on a repeated note, imitated by soprano and alto. Bruckner composed Locus iste on 11 August Creative Commons Attribution 4.

Locus iste, WAB 23 (Bruckner, Anton)

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Motet by Anton Bruckner. Retrieved 1 October At that time Bruckner lived in Lofus, teaching at the Vienna Conservatory as a professor of harmony and counterpointand at the Vienna University as a part-time lecturer from Copyist manuscript of parts and additional markings.


The bass begins each ” a Deo factus est “. This location [the church] was made by God, a brkckner of inestimable value, irreproachable.

Bruckner – Locus Iste sheet music for Choir –

Anton Bruckner Number of voices: Alternative English text available not a translation of the Latin. Retrieved 19 September Bruckner structured the three lines of the text in an ABA da capo form, closed by a codawith A containing the first line, framing the second and third. Gradual — Locus iste”. Retrieved 5 October Locus iste, a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est. The incipitLocus iste a Deo factus esttranslates to “This place was made by God”. Tantum ise, WAB 43 ca.

Crawford Howie notes further that the work “begins with Mozartian phrases, but soon introduces characteristic Brucknerian progressions”.

Locus iste, WAB 23 (Bruckner, Anton) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner. The author of the program notes for an Oratorio Society of New York CD that includes the motet writes that the melisma “spins isye ethereal spell”.

Jes Wagner submitted Copyist Franz Schimatschek Work Title Locus iste Alt ernative. It was published intogether with three other gradual motets.


Retrieved 26 September Rafael Ornes submitted James Gibb submitted Retrieved from ” http: Retrieved from ” https: Altos and tenors are given with treble clef both but alto and tenor brucknner respectively in the score [Parts].

Psalm istee — Psalm Magnificat Psalm 22 c. Marco Gallo submitted The text is the Latin gradual Locus iste for the annual celebration of a church’s dedication. Scores listed alphabetically by composer.

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While some sources claim that the motet was first performed on the dedication day, 29 Septembertogether with the first performance of Bruckner’s Mass in E minor[7] it was actually performed four weeks ishe, on 29 October, at the same location.

It is in the key of C major and in common timehas 48 bars and takes about three minutes to perform.