This is an incomplete list of works by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Our Garden for children's chorus and orchestra (1959/2003). Solfeggio for chorus (1964/1996). Credo for chorus, orchestra, and piano solo (1968). An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten for voices or choir and organ or ensemble (1976/1984). Missa syllabica for chorus and organ (1977/1996). Summa for chorus (1977). Sarah Was Ninety Years Old for three voices, percussion and organ (1977/1990).
Paul Hillier and the Theatre of Voices have been associated with the choral music of Arvo Pärt since he rose to international fame in the 1980s, and this 80th birthday reissue is a demonstration of their highly productive relationship. The three albums contained in this slip-covered set - De Profundis (1997), Da Pacem (2006), and Creator Spiritus (2012) - form a well-rounded and compelling portrait of the Estonian composer, and they provide a solid basis for newcomers to appreciate the sacred minimalism and tintinnabuli that are hallmarks of his mature style.
This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades-from 1963 to 2012-in the process. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers. Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm.
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Arvo Part is one of those composers you might think you know: a reclusive, extravagantly bearded Estonian who's ensconced in a world of so-called "holy minimalism" – a reverie of simplicity that luxuriates in the pure sounds of "tintinnabulatory" tonality, which sounds a corrective (for some) and sentimental (for others) note of archaism in a world of chaotic modernity. Arvo Part has attached great importance to sacred music, though not necessarily intended for performance in a holy place.
All four of Arvo Pärt’s symphonies, newly recorded with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the direction his musical accomplice, Tõnu Kaljuste. Each of the symphonies, as the great Estonian composer has noted, is a world unto itself. I perceive Arvo Pärt’s creations as a biographical narrative, and hope that with the sound of the entirety of the music on this album we can refresh our memory of Pärt’s journey. It has given birth to an entire cosmos of masterpieces, from such early instrumental works as Tabula rasa, Fratres, Summa and Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten to the large-scale choral and orchestral works Berliner Messe, Litany, Stabat Mater, Passio and Te Deum to his many pieces of chamber music and a cappella compositions, including the monumental Kanon Pokajanen.
Arvo Pärt Works Sacred Music Choral orchestral. Born: September 11, 1935 in Paide, Estonia. 1 Arvo Pärt Choral orchestral 1992. 0 Arvo Pärt Choral orchestral 1984.
|1-1||Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten||6:10|
|1-7||Silentium (From Tabula Rasa)||16:22|
|2-01||Statuit Ei Dominus||5:05|
|2-06||V Agnus Dei||2:22|
|2-07||VI Ite, Missa Est||0:35|
|7 Magnificat Antiphons||(13:30)|
|2-09||I O Weisheit||1:45|
|2-10||II O Adonai||2:37|
|2-11||III O Spross Aus Isais Wurzel||1:09|
|2-12||IV O Schlüssel Davids||1:54|
|2-13||V O Morgenstern||1:41|
|2-14||VI O König Aller Völker||2:07|
|2-15||VII O Immanuel||2:13|
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- Alto Vocals – Evelin Saul (tracks: 2-02 to 2-07, 2-17)
- Artwork [Cover Image], Cover [Cover Image] – Vitezlav Karel Masek*
- Bass Vocals [Basse] – Aarne Talvik (tracks: 2-02 to 2-07)
- Celesta – Ene Salumäe (tracks: 2-18)
- Choir – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (tracks: 2-01 to 2-19), Choir Of King's College, Cambridge* (tracks: 1-3, 1-6)
- Conductor – Franz Welser-Möst (tracks: 1-4), Richard Studt (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-5, 1-7), Stephen Cleobury (tracks: 1-3, 1-6), Tõnu Kaljuste (tracks: 2-01 to 2-19)
- Orchestra – Bournemouth Sinfonietta (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-5, 1-7), London Philharmonic* (tracks: 1-4)
- Organ – Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (tracks: 2-01, 2-08, 2-16, 2-18), Ene Salumäe (tracks: 2-01, 2-08)
- Percussion – Tõnu Kaljuste (tracks: 2-16)
- Piano – Martin Roscoe (tracks: 1-7)
- Soprano Vocals – Kaia Urb (tracks: 2-01, 2-02 to 2-07, 2-17), Vilve Hepner (tracks: 2-02 to 2-07)
- Tenor Vocals – Mati Turi (tracks: 2-02 to 2-07), Tiit Kogerman (tracks: 2-01, 2-02 to 2-07, 2-17)
- Treble Vocals – Guy Johnston (tracks: 1-3)
- Violin – Richard Studt (tracks: 1-7), Tasmin Little (tracks: 1-7)
NotesCover Image: La Prophétesse Libuse, © RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
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