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Locus iste - Anton Bruckner (Brass Quartet)

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Brass Ensemble,Brass Quartet Horn, Trombone, Trumpet - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Arranged by Peet du Toit. Romantic Period. Score and parts. 6 pages. Peet du Toit #6207469. Published by Peet du Toit (A0.802651).

Item Number: A0.802651

Locus iste (English: This place), WAB 23, is a sacred motet composed by Anton Bruckner
in 1869. The text is the Latin gradual Locus iste for the annual celebration of a church's
dedication. The incipit, Locus iste a Deo factus est, translates to "This place was made
by God". Bruckner set it for four unaccompanied voices, intended for the dedication of
the Votivkapelle (votive chapel) at the New Cathedral in Linz, Austria, where Bruckner
had been a cathedral organist. It was the first motet that Bruckner composed in Vienna.
It was published in 1886, together with three other gradual motets.

As a composition with no obvious technical difficulty, it has been performed by church
choirs and by professionals, often to celebrate church dedications.

Bruckner composed Locus iste on 11 August 1869. It was intended for the dedication
ceremony of the Votivkapelle (votive chapel [de]) at the New Cathedral in Linz, Austria.
The New Cathedral was under construction since 1862, and the Votivkapelle was
completed in 1869 as its first section. The Latin text of Locus iste is the gradual Locus
iste, part of the proper of the mass for Kirchweih, the anniversary of a church's dedication.
Bruckner dedicated the work to Oddo Loidol, one of his students at the Vienna
Conservatory. It was Bruckner's first motet composed in Vienna.

Here is my orchestration for a brass quartet in a slightly faster tempo, taking breathing
and long phrases into account, and making it more accessible for the younger intermediate
players. It is not difficult to read, but requires musical depth and comprehension of the
setting and the reason for which it was composed. Enjoy!

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