Aequale, WAB 149 (Bruckner, Anton)



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Rob Peters (2017/5/9)

Editor Rob Peters (b. 1969)
Publisher. Info. Rob Peters
Misc. Notes This score adds a new composed bass trombone part to the two existing parts. Of course this is only one of the many possible "reconstructions", since the two existing voices allow a lot of different harmonic and contrapuntal solutions.

One wonders what bass part Bruckner himself had added to that strange progression in bar 3-4, where one expects the tenor d-flat to resolve into c, not g. My completion gives the bass an equally peculiar upwards diminished octave jump, which somehow sounds "right" and Brucknerian.
I have not consulted the Hans Bauernfeind completion, so any possible similarities between my version and his are purely coincidental. - R.P.

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Sallen112 (2016/6/15)

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Sallen112 (2016/6/15)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.[1847].
(Composer's manuscript with autograph and additional markings)
Misc. Notes ca.300dpi color images. Source: Stift St. Florian (CRSA), Bruckner-Archiv, A-SF20-26. See here: Bruckner-online. The Bass trombone part manuscript has been originally missing forever.
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General Information

Work Title Aequale
Alternative. Title Aequale (II)
Composer Bruckner, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WAB 149
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 6
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1847-01 at St. Florian Abbey
First Performance. 1847-01-28 at St. Florian Abbey
First Publication. 1984 (NGA)
Dedication Funeral of Rosalia Mayrhofer
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass)
Related Works Aequale, WAB 114
External Links Wikipedia article (WAB 149)

Misc. Comments

  • In the edition of the Gesamtausgabe the missing score for the bass trombone has been completed by Hans Bauernfeind.
Motets by Anton Bruckner