Monday, February 21, 2011

Music for a Monday: Christus Factus Est

Yesterday, the community choir I sing with gave a concert.

It involved several "firsts" for us: our first time giving a concert in February; our first time with a small ensemble from the group; our first time performing a nearly-all-a capella repertoire; our first time singing in the city's Catholic cathedral.

And we sang some incredible music — so incredible that I can't help but share it with you.

Over the next several weeks, I'll be featuring some of the music we sang, using videos from YouTube of other groups singing the same pieces we did.


One of my favorite passages of scripture is Philippians 2:5-11. The text for this piece comes from verses 8 and 9 of that passage.

Christus Factus Est
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem autem crucis.
Propter quod est exaltavit illum et dedit illi nomen quod est super omne nomen.

Christ became obedient for us unto death, even to the death of the cross.
Therefore God exalted Him and gave Him a Name which is above all names.


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