Bruckner – Locus Iste

Composer: Bruckner (1824-1896) WAB 23
Duration: 2.5-3 minutes
Price: £10
Grade: 5-6
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

Trumpet 1 and 2 in Bb
French Horn

Locus Iste, translation ‘This Place’, is a sacred motet written in 1886. A piece that demonstrates both perfect choral unison and simple counterpoint, it is a perfect item for any ensemble working on sound, blending and ensemble. It is a proven repertoire item that works impressively in large acoustics, performed to audiences by Kensington Brass and Charterhouse Brass Quintet. It also works stunningly in a pair with Vexilla Regis.

Quarantine Brass Performance:

Sample Score (in C):