Jubilus (for two trumbets, two trombones and organ) (2001)

Duration: 16:00 (5:30, 1:30, 3:30, 1:40, 3:40)

Movements: 1: Jubilus I:Hoketus, 2: First meditation, 3: Jubilus II:Kanon, 4: Second meditation, 5: Jubilus III:Rondo

Instrumentation: 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, organ

Solo instruments: Organ, Trombone, Trumpet

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Musikverlag, ED 9533, 1999

Introduction: These are variations on an archaic form of melismatic melodic writing without words. The form was used in the ancient Orient, in classical antiquity, in synagogue chants and in early christian times; written musical examples forming part of the "Alleluia", have survived from medieval times. Its underlying mood is positive, full of joy and confidence in the visible world and the invisible , too. St. Augustine defined the "Jubilus as sonus quidam significans cor parturire quod dicere non potest" ("an announcement that the heart would like to express something that cannot be spoken"). The oldest documented Western melodic settings are the liturgical Alleluias of Milan (8th to 12th Centuries)
Dedication: Dedicated in friendship to Michael Grill

World premiere: 10.10.2001, Church of the Ascension, Munich - Sendling,
Performers at world premiere: Michael Herdemerten, Josef Kronwitter (trp.), Christoph Gottlob, Claus-Dieter Jäkel (tro.), Michael Grill (organ)
Press reviews for world premiere: Sonntagsblatt (18.11.2001) MunichNr. 46 (18.11.2001)

Records: Live recording by BR 2001 with Blue. Calvin. Classics, 1999
Performers on recording: Michael Herdemerten, Josef Kronwitter (Trp.), Christoph Gottlob, Claus - Dieter - Jäkel (tro.), Michael Grill (organ)

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