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Klaus Lang - missa beati pauperes spiritu
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WWE 1CD 20271
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Klaus Lang
missa beati pauperes spiritu
1
introitus 01:28
2
kyrie 10:59
3
gloria 10:41
4
credo 10:15
5
sanctus 08:35
6
toccata per l´elevatione 08:28
7
agnus dei 08:54
8
exitus 01:24
Total Time 01:00:44
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01 introitus 01:33
02 kyrie 11:04
03 gloria 10:47
04 credo 10:20
05 sanctus 08:40
06 toccata per l´elevatione 08:33
07 agnus dei 09:00
08 exitus 01:30
Excursion into the Middle Ages

Klaus Lang’s Missa beati pauperes spiritu (Blessed are the poor in spirit) breathes new life into Gregorian chant more than a thousand years old. One hears the traditional sequence of the mass movements, but newly composed material gives it a new interpretation. Klaus Lang does not wish to evoke images in his listeners but rather empty and impoverish their minds.

The entire Mass is performed at a very low level of volume. Drones, either electronically generated or played by the strings, overlap and fade into silence. The cantor intones the chant for the ordinary of the mass at some point in each movement, and a singer interjects small, short vocalizations at various intervals. The percussion and trombone have such high sonic profiles compared to the other elements that their appearance signals moments of dramatic significance.

There is not a sense of strong differentiation between movements - the mood throughout is hushed, expectant, enigmatic. The Mass creates an aural space for meditation; it requires an attitude of openness or emptiness, and the attentive listener will be rewarded with a sense of mystery and wonder.
Credits
Pater Gerwig Romirer, cantor
Natalia Pschenitschnikova, voice
Roland Dahinden, trombone
Günter Meinhart, percussion
Trio RGB (Sophie Bansac, viola; Cordula Grolle, cello; John Eckhardt, double bass)
Thomas Musil, IEM Graz, live electonics

World premiere recording, live
musikprotokoll 2005, ORF
In co-operation with IEM Graz

1CD

Contemporary

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