PART. De Profundis. Theatre of Voices/Hillier
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|1. De Profundis (Psalm 129)|
|2. Missa Sillabica: Kyrie|
|3. Missa Sillabica: Gloria|
|4. Missa Sillabica: Credo|
|5. Missa Sillabica: Sanctus|
|6. Missa Sillabica: Angus Dei|
|7. Missa Sillabica: Ite missa est|
|9. 'And One Of The Pharisees'|
|10. Cantate Domino (Psalm 95)|
|11. Summa (Credo)|
|12. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Weisheit|
|13. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Adonai|
|14. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Spross|
|15. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Schlussel|
|16. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Morgenstern|
|17. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Konig|
|18. Seven Magnificat Antiphons: O Immanuel|
|19. The Beatitudes|
Paul Hillier découvre la musique de Arvo Pärt en 1980, au moment où le compositeur estonien vient d'émigrer à Berlin : leur première rencontre voit naître une complicité immédiate. C'était exactement le genre de musique à laquelle j'aspirais", explique Hillier, auteur d'un ouvrage sur Pärt. Enregistré en présence permanente du compositeur (ce qui permettait notamment des améliorations de l'interprétation et des mises au point), De Profundis nous offre un panorama couvrant 33 ans de vie créatrice."
Marx and Lenin probably would not have appreciated the irony, but after decades of Communist repression of religion, the former Soviet bloc is the source of a profound outpouring of explicitly Christian expression. This is manifested in the music of such composers as Henryk Gorecki, a Pole, and Arvo Pärt, an Estonian. Part, a refugee from serialism, here writes in a quasi-minimalist style that he calls "tintinnabuli," a sound that echoes medieval composition. A fan of vocal music ("The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all"), he uses choruses to superb effect. This disc includes some of his best work, including the popular Magnificat, beautifully rendered by the Theatre of Voices under Paul Hillier. --Sarah Bryan Miller
Top Customer Reviews
instead, what i found was a collection of many small gems, each of which combine to form the larger work i was looking for. i'm not particularily religious, but i find the deep spiritualism in part's work to be profound and soothing. this disc is no exception, as part and hillaird explore religion, theology and philosophy through music and voice.
this CD is well arranged and orchestrated, and ranks among the best of any of part's works. i've been leary of hearing part work outside of the ECM new series of recordings, but i'm happy i explored. few pairings work as well as hillaird and part, i'm thankful they share their work.
The first time I heard Arvo Part, I was browsing in a music store and stopped to listen with a pair of crummy headphones. The sounds and tone drew me into another world, one made lovely by the rich and carefully-worked composition of a master.
The recording is perfect. The music is like nothing else I've heard, more deeply-felt and inspiring than anything I'm familiar with. I would not call myself a fan of choruses, but Part's work is extraordinary.
Part creates music that is beatiful, moving and profound. It transported me to another world; it is a deeply moving experience. Some of these tracks have already become my favorite works of musical art as well as meditative prayers.
Most recent customer reviews
This CD has tons of power, and soothing energy. It really shows off how well Part understands the human voice.Published on July 17 2001 by Eli Mckenna-weiss
For anyone who thought that "classical" music had been killed by atonal dissonance or kidnapped into the absurd esoteria of academic abstraction, I recommend the music of... Read morePublished on May 17 2000 by J. Toth
An amazing recording. I really enjoyed the performance of De Profundis. I have it on another recording and it was very interesting to hear the differences between them. Read morePublished on April 7 2000 by Kathleen Lizotte
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