Veni Creator Spiritus, WAB 50

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Veni Creator Spiritus
Motet by Anton Bruckner
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Key Gregorian mode
Catalogue WAB 50
Form Hymn
Text Veni Creator Spiritus
Language Latin
Composed c. 1884 (c. 1884): Vienna
Published 1932 (1932): Regensburg
Vocal Voice(s)
Instrumental Organ

Veni Creator Spiritus ("Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest"), WAB 50, is a motet composed by Anton Bruckner in c. 1884.

History[edit]

The motet was composed in c. 1884. Bruckner's manuscript is stored in the Schlägl Abbey, where it was retrieved in 1931. The motet was first published in band IV/1, p. 524 of the Göllerich/Auer biography.[1] It is put in Band XXI/36 of the Gesamtausgabe.[2]

Music[edit]

The motet is a harmonisation of the Gregorian hymn Veni Creator Spiritus for voice(s) and organ.

Discography[edit]

There is a single recording of Bruckner's Veni Creator Spiritus:

  • Jonathan Brown, Ealing Abbey Choir, Anton Bruckner: Sacred Motets – CD: Herald HAVPCD 213, 1997 (transcription for male voice choir a cappella)

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • 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 XXI: Kleine Kirchenmusikwerke, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Hans Bauernfeind and Leopold Nowak (Editor), Vienna, 1984/2001
  • Cornelis van Zwol, Anton Bruckner 1824–1896 – Leven en werken, uitg. Thoth, Bussum, Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-90-6868-590-9

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