Nunc Dimittis Tribute to Caes
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|1. Introduction: Ad Libitum - Ode I: 'O Jesus The Son Of God, Have Mercy Upon Us'|
|2. Ode II: 'O Most Holy Birth-giver Of God, Save Us'|
|3. Ode III: 'O Holy Saint Nicholas, pray To God For Us' Coda: Ad Libtitum|
|4. Tribute To Caesa, St. Matthew 22, 15-22|
|5. Nunc Dimittis, St. Luke 2, 29-32|
|6. Ode VII (Memento)|
|7. I Am The True Vine|
|8. The Woman With The Alabaster Box, St. Matthew 26, 6-13|
|9. After The Victory|
|10. Mother Of God And Virgin|
During the past 20 years, Arvo P'rt has consolidated his reputation as one of the most significant contemporary composers with a sequence of magnificent sacred choral works. Dating from between 1990 and 2001, the works on this recording exemplify P'rt's m
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Most of the works recorded here have been recorded before, but never better. They are pieces written in the decade between 1990 (Triodion) and 2001 (Bogoróditse Djévo [Mother of God and Virgin]).Read more ›
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Most of the works recorded here have been recorded before, but never better. They are pieces written in the decade between 1990 (Triodion) and 2001 (Bogoróditse Djévo [Mother of God and Virgin]). All the texts are religious, most of them in English or church Latin; the non-English texts are translated and the English texts supplied in the accompanying booklet. All have a radiantly reverential quality accomplished at least partly by Pärt's use of melodies influenced by Gregorian chant and accompanied by what he calls 'tintinnabuli', the simple bell-like triadic harmonies underlying them. This approach has a trance-like or meditative quality that many people, even non-religious types (myself included), find irresistible.
One last comment: on the basis of the inclusion of Ode VII (Memento) from Pärt's 1994 'Kanon Pokajanen', his longest extended work since the St. John Passion, I would love to find that the Elora Festival Singers intend to record the whole thing.
His music both summons and transcends temporal reality.