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O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf

By Max Bruch

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Orchestra SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ
O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf. Composed by Max Bruch (1838-1920). Edited by Minkus Teske. Violin 2. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Advent. Single Part, Violin 2. Composed 1868/1869. Op. 29. 8 pages. Duration 14 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 10.364/12. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1036412).

Item Number: CA.1036412

ISBN 9790007190392. Text language: German. Text: von Spee, Friedrich / Simrock, Karl.

Max Bruch succeeded in composing an impressive setting of the well known Advent text, "O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf" (O Saviour, tear open the heavens). Compositionally it is extremely sophisticated in its construction; Bruch combines both the choir and orchestra in a powerfully expressive and moving portrayal of mankind waiting for the coming of the Saviour. Following the premiere of the work in 1869 it was celebrated as Bruch's most important choral work, but later it fell largely into oblivion. Almost 150 years after it was composed, for the first time a critical-scholarly edition is now available to the public. Score and part available separately - see item CA.1036400.

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