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PART: Berliner Messe / Magnificat / Summa

With a number of modern classics already to his name, notably the Symphony No. 3 [Naxos 8.554591], Tabula Rasa [8.554591], Fratres and Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten [8.553750], culminating in 1982 with his largest work thus far, the St John Passion [8.555860], Arvo Pärt has during the past 20 years consolidated his reputation as one of the most significant composers at work today with a sequence of magnificent sacred choral works. The present recording provides an overview of Pärt’s mature idiom with works written on either side of the Passion, and in which a gradual expressive opening-out and harmonic enrichment of the composer’s musical vocabulary can be detected. The Magnificat is perhaps Pärt’s most immediately appealing choral work whose alternation of solo and tutti sections imparts a powerful spiritual aura.

Pärt, Arvo
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Cantate Domine Canticum Novum
1.   Cantate Domine Canticum Novum 00:03:27

Pärt, Arvo
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Berliner Messe
2.   Kyrie 00:02:46
3.   Gloria 00:03:57
4.   Alleluia Verses I and II 00:02:00
5.   Veni Sancte Spiritus 00:05:06
6.   Credo 00:04:15
7.   Sanctus 00:02:51
8.   Agnus Dei 00:02:01

Pärt, Arvo
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  De Profundis
9.   De Profundis 00:05:56

Pärt, Arvo

10.   Summa 00:04:40

Pärt, Arvo
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  The Beatitudes
11.   The Beatitudes 00:07:51
12.   Magnificat 00:07:22

Total Playing Time: 00:52:12

Pärt, Arvo

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Mass Text

Edison, Noel

Elora Festival Orchestra

Elora Festival Singers

Petrenko, Jurgen

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.557299

Barcode: 0747313229925

Boxset: 8.503199; 8.506015

Physical Release: 09/2004

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