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Overview


Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is a unique voice in today's music. Using a tonal idiom based on a mixture of scales and triads, Pärt created a style called "tintinnabuli." In this first full-length study, Paul Hillier draws on his own considerable experience working with Pärt and his music to explore the famous tintinnabuli works in depth. Hillier covers the music of Pärt's earlier, somewhat neglected serial period as well, and sheds valuable light on the development of Pärt's music by looking at Pärt's biography and at the influences of Russian Orthodox spirituality, minimalism, and early music.

With the increasing popularity of recording and performing Pärt's music, Hillier's own thoughts on performance issues will be especially welcome in the world of contemporary music.

The book includes appendices containing a discography, a bibliography, and a list of works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198166160
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: Oxford Studies of Composers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Hillier is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis. He has made over forty recordings as a singer and conductor and is the editor of 300 Years of Partsongs, English Romantic Partsongs (OUP), The Catch Book (OUP), and Le Beau Ballet d'Amour.

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Table of Contents

1 Sounding Icons 1
2 Biographical Notes 24
3 Serialism/Collage 34
4 After Credo 64
5 Tintinnabuli 86
6 The Early Tintinnabuli Works 98
7 Passio 122
8 Te Deum, Stabat Mater, Miserere 140
9 Shorter Works and Litany 163
10 Performance Practice 199
List of Works by Arvo Part 208
Bibliography 211
Discography 213
Index 217
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