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Gradual

Composer
Anton Bruckner
Year of composition
1884
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet
Instrumental parts
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Bruckner's third setting of "Christus factus est" is arguably his best. It seems that it was composed during a trip by the composer to Prague and several German cities. Originally scored for unaccompanied voices, it is in Bruckner's mature idiom, being contemporary with the "Te Deum" and sharing some the latter's thematic material.

This motet has been arranged for horn quartet.

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