Bruckner, Anton – Motet - Pange Lingua for Trombone Quartet.
Bruckner’s Pange Lingua motet, composed in 1868 is a hymn by the thirteenth-century theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas. The setting of the simple hymn is chorale-like, with the same music used for all three verses, and a lovely Amen being added to mark its finish. The text haunted Bruckner since his early years and he wrote a few settings of it during his lifetime. The music with all of its simplicity has some unexpected dissonances.
Mr. Sauer’s lovely arrangement of about 3 minutes in length is appropriate for moderately advanced performers. Listen to a live performance of the original motet sung by a talented Swiss boy's choir posted on YouTube®.
Live choral performance
Published with permission from Gordon Cherry.
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