The conclusion of our first Naxos disc of nineteenth-century church music, Os Justi scales the whole dynamic and tonal range of the group. The entire septet soars through the massive span of Bruckner’s melismatic musical lines, before being pared down to the ultimate simplicity in the culmination of the piece, a unison plainchant Alleluia.
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium.
Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: :et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart: and his feet do not falter. Alleluia.