Category:  Chamber Music , Organ / Sacred Music

JUBILUS 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. A great task for the performers who need technical skills and high musicality.

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

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

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

Instrumentation: 2 trumpets (in Bb), 2 trombones (T+B), organ

Solo instruments: Organ, Trombone, Trumpet

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:  ambiente Audio ACD 3051,  2020

Performers on recording: enjott schneider
JUBILISSIMO – brass & organ in cathedral of Essen
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JUBILUS for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones and organ

Reinhold Friedrich / trumpet (1-3, 6, 9-15)
Hannes Läubin / trumpet (1-4, 11-15)
David Friedrich / tenor trombone (7-8, 11-15)
Brandt Attema / bass trombone (11-15)
Sebastian Küchler-Blessing / organ (1-15)
Recording: 29.6. – 2.7.2020 in Hoher Dom zu Essen / Cathedral of Essen (Germany)
Toms Spogis (recording & editing) Ambiente Audio