Reichel Bernard 3 Prieres latines V130 Digital
Bernard Reichel
Trois Prières latines
for mixed choir and organ
intermediate / advanced Latin Duration: 8'30 Swiss Composers Series

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Bernard Reichel

Bernard Reichel (1901-1992)

Bernard Reichel’s origins are to be found in Silesia and Provence. The family settled in the French speaking part of Switzerland in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Bernard Reichel was born in Neuchâtel in 1901. Chamber music was a common practise in the family, and through the influence of good teachers, he quickly chose his path as both composer and musician. Charles Faller at Le...
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About Trois Prières latines

In 1941, Bernard Reichel composed "Trois Prières latines » (Three Latin Prayers), which he dedicated to Charles Faller. The lyrics of these songs are extracted from psalms and perhaps reflect the tense atmosphere of war-torn Europe. For this edition we have used the two manuscripts listed in the complete catalog of Bernard Reichel's works: DR: E5-02 (1941) and DR: E5-03 (1948). It is possible that the first version of this work was premiered in La Chaux-de-Fonds under the direction of its dedicatee. While the first two "Prières" appear almost identically in both manuscripts, Reichel composed a new "Confitemini Domino" (3B) in 1948. This version (3B) entirely differs from the previous one (3A) and includes a simpler organ part, in contrast to the "Confitemini Domino" 3A, which demands great virtuosity from the organist. This edition presents both versions(1941 and 1948), in order to give the choice to the performers.

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Editions Bim
1. Tribulationes (3')
2. Beati qui custodiunt (2'30)
3. Confitemini Domino (1941) (1'25)
3bis. Confitemini Domino (1948) (1'45)


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