Anton Bruckner

Latin Motets

Latvian Radio Choir
Kristine Adamaite, organ
Sigvards Klava, conductor



Sleeve notes in English, lyrics in Latin and in English translation.


November 2020

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1362-2


Track listing

CD 58:48
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
1 Os Justi (WAB 30) 4:10
2 Christus factus est (WAB 11) 5:28
3 Locus iste (WAB 23) 3:13
4 Ave Maria (WAB 6) 4:05
5 Libera me (F minor) (WAB 21) 2:18
Kronstorfer Messe (WAB 146)
6 I. Kyrie 1:39
7 II. Sanctus 1:35
8 III. Benedictus 1:06
9 IV. Agnus Dei 2:22
10 Tantum Ergo (WAB 32) 3:07
11 Tantum Ergo (WAB 41) 2:19
12 Tantum Ergo (WAB 42) 2:42
13 Tantum Ergo (WAB 43) 1:35
14 Virga Jesse (WAB 52) 3:51
15 Pange lingua et Tantum ergo (WAB 33) 5:30
16 Salvum fac populum tuum (WAB 40) 3:23
17 Tota pulchra es Maria (WAB 46) Tenor: Janis Kursevs 5:20
18 Vexilla Regis (WAB 51) 4:55

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Complete description

Ondine is proud to release its 17th album together with the award-winning Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Kļava dedicated to a cappella words by Anton Brucker.


Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) is known as one of the greatest of 19th century symphonists. Yet, also choral music formed an integral part of the composer’s output. This album includes a selection of smaller choral works written between the years 1848 and 1892. Many of these works were long forgotten. Yet after a long stretch on the periphery of the choral world, Bruckner’s motets have now finally returned to a broader consciousness.


The Latvian Radio Choir (LRC) ranks among the top professional chamber choirs in Europe and its refined taste for musical material, fineness of expression and vocal of unbelievably immense compass have charted it as a noted brand on the world map. The repertoire of LRC ranges from the Renaissance music to the most sophisticated scores by modern composers; and it could be described as a sound laboratory – the singers explore their skills by turning to the mysteries of traditional singing, as well as to the art of quartertone and overtone singing and other sound production techniques. The choir has established a new understanding of the possibilities of a human voice; one could also say that the choir is the creator of a new choral paradigm: every singer is a distinct individual with his or her own vocal signature and roles in performances.


Sigvards Kļava is one of the most outstanding Latvian conductors, also a professor of conducting and producer, music director of the Latvian Radio Choir since 1992. As a result of Sigvards Klava’s steady efforts, the Latvian Radio Choir has become an internationally recognized, vocally distinctive collective, where each singer possesses a creative individuality. Under Sigvards’ guidance, the choir has recorded a number of choral works by little known or completely forgotten composers of the past, as well as formed a friendly collaboration with a number of notable Latvian composers. Sigvards Klava is a professor at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. Klava is a multiple winner of the Latvian Great Music Award.