Composer:   Wolfram Buchenberg
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart
Edition:   CV 7.351
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Lee Nelson
St. Cloud State University 2007
R&R Chair College & University

Wolfram Buchenberg is not well known in the United States but has made a significant contribution to contemporary choral music in Europe. His music is filled with creative and innovative ideas that will delight your choir. This wonderful German motet is built around a tripartite structure that is hauntingly colored with modal harmonies. Buchenberg employs the use of tone clusters and aleatoric writing to color the powerful Biblical text. The thick, rich texture will challenge your choir and mesmerize your audience. A wonderful composition on all accounts!