Laßt Jubeltöne laut erklingen
|Laßt Jubeltöne laut erklingen|
|Secular choral work by Anton Bruckner|
|Composed||1854 St. Florian:|
|Dedication||Joyous Entry of princess Elisabeth in Linz|
The piece was intended to be sung by the Liedertafel Frohsinn for the Joyous Entry of Elisabeth of Bavaria, then the bride of Franz Joseph of Austria, known as Sisi, in Linz on 22 April 1854. However, Bruckner's composition was not performed, but instead a transcription of the Bavarian national hymn with the same text by Hillischer.
Another text by Anton August Naaf, "Dir, holde Heimat, soll erklingen der höchsten Liebe treues Lied" (To you, lovely homeland, should sound the faithful song of highest love), was used for the music for a performance of the Wiener Schubertsbund on 15 June 1898.
Later again, another text was put by Anton Weiss for the Wiener Schubertsbund. Bruckner's autograph manuscript is stored in the archive of the Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv.
</ref> A facsimile of the work with Naaf's text was first published in band III/2, pp. 162–179 of the Göllerich/Auer biography, with Hillischer's original text in footnote. The work is put with the original text only in XXIII/2, No. 10 of the Gesamtausgabe.
The text used for the cantata is by Hillischer:
Laßt Jubeltöne laut erklingen
Let exultation sound loudly,
The work consists of two related sections and a coda. While the horns and the trumpets are used only to contribute brief fanfare, pedal tones, and occasionally to the roots of otherwise incomplete chords, the four trombones almost always double the voices. Like other Bruckner's works, the work begins with a distinctive motive that provides much of the ensuing musical material. Obvious derivatives of this motive form the beginning and the ending of each section, and all of the imitative passages are based on developments of it. Since no two statements of this tune are identical, it provides both musical unity and variety. The music is of substantial interest, because it contains an attractive blend of progressive and textural variety.
There is a single recording of Laßt Jubeltöne laut erklingen:
- Thomas Kerbl, Men choir and brass instrument ensemble of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, Weltliche Männerchöre – CD: LIVA 054, 2012
- August Göllerich, Anton Bruckner. Ein Lebens- und Schaffens-Bild, c. 1922 – posthumous edited by Max Auer by G. Bosse, Regensburg, 1932
- Anton Bruckner – Sämtliche Werke, Band XXIII/2: Weltliche Chorwerke (1843–1893), Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Angela Pachovsky and Anton Reinthaler (Editor), Vienna, 1989
- Keith William Kinder, The Wind and Wind-Chorus Music of Anton Bruckner, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2000
- Cornelis van Zwol, Anton Bruckner 1824–1896 – Leven en werken, uitg. Thoth, Bussum, Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-90-6868-590-9
- Crawford Howie, Anton Bruckner - A documentary biography, online revised edition