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>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons (7), for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Pärt, Arvo : Missa sillabica, for chorus & organ

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons (7), for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Pärt, Arvo : Missa sillabica, for chorus & organ
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Notes & Reviews:

Arvo Part will celebrate his 75th birthday on September 11, 2010. Part was born in Estonia during a short period of independence from its more powerful neighbors. In 1944, Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union; as a result, Part spent the greater part of his life struggling against an oppressive Soviet regime. In 1980 he and his family emigrated to Austria, where they took up Austrian citizenship; they returned to Estonia at the beginning of the new century and now live in the capital, Tallinn. While Part's early works were influenced by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, the introduction of serialism into his later works brought him into conflict with soviet authorities who banned many of his early works. This affected him deeply and resulted in a period of silent introspection during which he developed a great interest in early music. During the 1970s, Part developed the "Tintinnabuli Style" of music for which he has become most famous. This style of composition has been likened to minimalism due to its common use of slow tempi and repeated notation.



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>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Notes: Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, London (02/03/1995-02/05/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Magnificat Antiphons (7), for chorus
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Notes: Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, London (02/03/1995-02/05/1995)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1988

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Festina lente
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988-1990

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Magnificat
  • Performer: David Goode (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (1994-07-18&1994-07-20_1994-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1989

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Goode (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (1994-07-18&1994-07-20_1994-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
  • Performers: Robert Aldwinckle (Harpsichord); Tasmin Little (Violin); Richard Studt (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England (09/17/1993-11/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (07/24/1993-07/25/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (07/24/1993-07/25/1993)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : De profundis
  • Performers: Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Mati Turi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1980

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Cantate Domino
  • Performers: Aarne Talvik (Bass); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Mati Turi (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1977-1996

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Aarne Talvik (Bass); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Mati Turi (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1996

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Solfeggio
  • Performers: Aarne Talvik (Bass); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Mati Turi (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963-1996

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Missa sillabica, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Mati Turi (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1996