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Et expecto resurrectionem

On Good Friday the Pannonisches Blasorchester (PBO) will fill the Minorite Church with a array of sounds in overwhelming dimensions. At the peak of their programme the one-of-a-kind Austrian orchestra performs the hymn “Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum” (And I await the resurrection of the dead) by French composer Olivier Messiaen, a universal spiritual music with Gregorian elements, Indian rhythms, and Amazonian bird calls. “The Vienna Philharmonic of symphonic wind music”, as the PBO has been called, covers a spectrum of funeral and resurrection music from Mozart and Dvořák (including the popular largo for English horn from his symphony “From the New World”) to Wagner and the moving, purely instrumental “Requiem” op. 283 by the most famous military bandmaster of the Habsburg Empire, Julius Fučík.

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Pannonisches Blasorchester
Peter Forcher (musical director)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
“Masonic Funeral Music”, KV 477
(Arrangement by Jérôme Naulais for wind instruments)

Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Funeral Music on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
(Arrangement by John Boyd / Michael Votta)

Julius Fučík (1872–1916)
Requiem for wind orchestra, op. 283 (53)
(Arrangement by Eduard Scherzer)

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E-minor, “From the New World”, op. 95
(Arrangement by Eduard Scherzer)

Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
“Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum” for wood and brass instruments with drums

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