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Max Beckschäfer: Ecce quomodo moritur

  • for mixed choir a cappella
  • Composer: Max Beckschäfer
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Max Beckschäfer: Ecce quomodo moritur for mixed choir (SSATB) a cappella | UE37172

No. 5 from "Five Passion Motets"

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: Latin
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7486-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08815-5
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  • Five Latin Passion Motets for 5-part mixed choir (SSATB) by Max Beckschäfer – suitable for the liturgy and concerts
  • Can be performed as a cycle of works or individually – total duration if all five motets are performed is 12 minutes
  • The music uses extended tonality and is reflective of the text and seasonal nature of the pieces. The music is largely based in a minor key with moments of dissonance. A demanding musical texture is created in the way the five vocal lines are used.
  • The Latin lyrics are taken from the Passion Week’s responsories and describe several stations of the suffering of Jesus – starting with Holy Thursday until Holy Saturday.

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Mit den "Fünf Passionsmotetten" hat er [Beckschäfer] relativ kurze, übersichtliche Werke vorgelegt (...) [sie] deuten die Texte expressiv aus, sind anspruchsvoll, aber auch gut singbar und insgesamt nicht gegen, sondern für Chöre komponiert. Das ist bei moderner Chorliteratur ja nicht immer die Regel. Hier steht die Musik ganz klar im Dienste des Textes und nicht umgekehrt.
Chorzeit – Das Vokalmagazin Nr. 47, März 2018 (Guido Krawinkel)

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