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Of the major nineteenth century composers, who largely refrained from composing in the motet style, Brahms and Bruckner are significant exceptions. Though both Brahms and Bruckner’s motets are inconceivable without the influence of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, they are nonetheless idiomatic to the composers’ styles. Seamlessly entwining old and new, these motets emerge as masterpieces of the sacred style in the nineteenth century.


Anton Bruckner Aequale I
Anton Bruckner Virga Jesse
Anton Bruckner Os justi
Anton Bruckner Tota pulchra es
Johannes Brahms Fest und Gedenksprüche
Johannes Brahms Ave Maria
James MacMillan The Gallant Weaver

James MacMillan In Splendoribus Sanctorum
Anton Bruckner Ave Maria
Anton Bruckner Christus factus est
Anton Bruckner Locus iste
Johannes Brahms How lovely are thy dwellings fair
Johannes Brahms Three Motets
Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied
Anton Bruckner Aequale II
Anton Bruckner Ecce sacerdos magnus