Arvo Pärt: Triodion

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Listeners looking for examples of Arvo Pärt's tonal, tintinnabular style will find that most of the works on this 2003 CD meet their needs. Composed between 1996 and 2002, these eight pieces are triadically based, shaded with modal inflections, and free of the tight dissonances and chromatic touches that adorned much of Pärt's music in the 1980s. "Dopo la vittoria" (1996), the "Littlemore Tractus" (2001), and "Salve Regina" (2002) all premiered here, are almost exclusively diatonic, and Pärt's bell-like voicings are quite effective in the resonant acoustics of Temple Church, London. Polyphony's pure tones and clear textures ring out with a glorious aural halo, and these...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Listeners looking for examples of Arvo Pärt's tonal, tintinnabular style will find that most of the works on this 2003 CD meet their needs. Composed between 1996 and 2002, these eight pieces are triadically based, shaded with modal inflections, and free of the tight dissonances and chromatic touches that adorned much of Pärt's music in the 1980s. "Dopo la vittoria" (1996), the "Littlemore Tractus" (2001), and "Salve Regina" (2002) all premiered here, are almost exclusively diatonic, and Pärt's bell-like voicings are quite effective in the resonant acoustics of Temple Church, London. Polyphony's pure tones and clear textures ring out with a glorious aural halo, and these recordings are hardly to be improved upon. Even though "My heart's in the Highlands" (2000) and the "Nunc dimittis" (2001) have also been recorded in fine performances on Black Box, the renditions by Polyphony predate them and are still the best. "I am the true vine" (1996), "Triodion" (1998), and ."..which was the Son of..." (2000) have been recorded before and released in surveys of varied consistency. However, their inclusion here with pieces of the same decade and style makes their place in his late oeuvre perfectly clear. Hyperion captures the hushed ambience of Polyphony's reverent performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571173757
  • Catalog Number: 67375
  • Sales rank: 186,735

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Stephen Layton (10:08)
  2. 2 Nunc dimittis, for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Stephen Layton (7:40)
  3. 3 ... which was the son of..., for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Stephen Layton (7:38)
  4. 4 I Am the True Vine, for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Stephen Layton (10:24)
  5. 5 Littlemore Tractus, for chorus & organ - Arvo Pärt & Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (6:37)
  6. 6 Triodion, for chorus - Arvo Pärt & Stephen Layton (14:23)
  7. 7 My Heart's in the Highland, for countertenor (or alto) & organ - Arvo Pärt & Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (9:18)
  8. 8 Salve Regina, for chorus & organ - Arvo Pärt & Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (12:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephen Layton Primary Artist
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