Three Motets for Brass Ensemble by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Arranged by Ralph Sauer. For 12-part Brass Ensemble. Romantic. Intermediate. Score and parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2428).
Anton Bruckner's Three Motets serve up some of the master's most beautiful a cappela choral works with Ralph Sauer's very eloquent transcriptions. The Motets span a 23 year period in Bruckner's life and include, 1. Os Justi, 2. Ave Maria and 3. Christus factus est. The two outside movements feature Trumpets and Trombones (or optional Horns) and the Ave Maria utilizes four Horns and Tuba quartet (or optionally four Trombones), adding a rich conical sound to the grouping of movements.When performing this transcription a brass group can utilize all the performers of a large ensemble, but having each section resting during one of the movements.