or choir, orchestra and organ
By Wolfgang Seifen
Dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI.
The Missa Solemnis Tu es Petrus by Wolfgang Seifen is set for four- to eight-voice mixed chorus, full orchestra, and organ. It was written in 2006 as a commissioned work celebrating the eightieth birthday of Pope Benedict XVI on April 16, 2007. According to the latest research, commissioned works celebrating various popes have a 500-year history. Tu es Petrus was performed at a papal Celebratory Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on October 10, 2007, in the presence of the Holy Father himself. The Holy Mass opened the Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra, an event which was dedicated to the eightieth birthday of the pope.
“When I look back at my life, I thank God that he has given me music. It has constantly provided consolation and joy on my life’s journey.”
Pope Benedict XVI.
Kirche + Leben writes: “It is a powerful work, rousing and disturbing. It gives one goosebumps…”
Humboldts Philharmonischer Chor
Humboldts Studentische Philharmonie
Symphonisches Orchester der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wolfgang Seifen, organ
Conductor: Constantin Alex
1. Kyrie [07:34]
2. Gloria [11:36]
3. Credo [17:04]
4. Sanctus [03:38]
5. Benedictus [02:29]
6. Agnus Dei [10:09]
Total recording time: 52:35 (CD Audio)
Recorded at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche Berlin, July 20th, 2007
English booklet enclosed (20 p. / Ord.-No. SRL4-07010EN) OR German Booklet enclosed (20 p. / Ord.-No. SRL4-07010)
(p) & (c) 2007 SPEKTRAL / Series SPEKTRAL CLASSICS