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Bruckner: Mass

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26 October 2019




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Bruckner: Mass

26 October 2019

BBC Hoddinott Hall

All the string players of BBC NOW get some rare time off in this concert that puts winds and brass front and centre alongside the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

Bruckner’s Mass in E minor, composed for the dedication of Linz Cathedral in the 1860s, is itself a soaring cathedral in music for eight-part chorus, winds and brass. Bruckner’s motet Ecce Sacerdos (Behold the Great Priest) features three magisterial trombones alongside the Chorus, while Judith Weir’s setting of Psalm 148 unusually pair the singers with a single, solo trombone. And Adrian Partington looks forward to a second encounter with Elizabeth Maconchy’s Dylan Thomas setting, And Death Shall Have No Dominion, for chorus and brass: he performed in its premiere 50 years ago as a choirboy at the Three Choirs Festival!

Conducted by Adrian Partington


Bruckner: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Judith Weir: Psalm 148
Maconchy: And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Bruckner: Mass in E minor


Please note that all BBC NOW concerts are recorded live for BBC Radio broadcast.

Patrons are encouraged to bring along children and take advantage of Family Tickets, but please be aware that any noise can be picked up on the broadcast.

No content is unsuitable for children, but there may be extended periods of loud music. BBC NOW concerts are generally suitable for ages 7+, but parents will be the best judge of whether their children are able to sit quietly for a long time.

We would also advise taking an aisle seat so they can exit easily if needed.

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