Composer:   Wolfram Buchenberg
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carus Verlag
Edition:   CV 735100
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University
R&R Chair College & University

Part of a larger set of choral music titled, “Ver gastiche Gesange,” Ich bin das Brot des Lebens utilizes aleatoric techniques juxtaposed over chant. Stunning dissonances appear in the women’s voices, but the magic occurs in the men’s four-part harmonic writing. Not widely known in the United States, Buchenberg brings a distinctive beauty to choral music. His concept of harmony paired with fresh vocal techniques give this German composer a unique voice.