Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Notes

Johannes Brahms Ach, arme Welt, du trügest mich, op. 110, no. 2

Today’s motet comes to us from a set of three motets that are the last compositions for mixed choir that Brahms wrote.  Unlike his earlier motets, this Bach-like chorale is stripped to the bone in simplicity, yet is distinguished through the use an almost waltz-like 6/4 meter that is wholly Brahmsian in character. 

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