Pärt: I am the True Vine

Pärt: I am the True Vine

by Paul Hillier
     
 
Paul Hillier has had a long association with the reclusive Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The English-born singer and conductor was one of the first musicians to present Pärt's work to Western audiences, and he wrote the first book about the composer. Hillier's deep devotion to Pärt's piously

Overview

Paul Hillier has had a long association with the reclusive Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The English-born singer and conductor was one of the first musicians to present Pärt's work to Western audiences, and he wrote the first book about the composer. Hillier's deep devotion to Pärt's piously austere style is evident throughout this exquisitely recorded album. "I Am the True Vine," the title track, is one of three English language settings that are receiving their world premiere recordings on this disc. All three pieces are notable for their simple textures and emotional reserve -- quite unlike the dark, Slavic fervor of Ode IX from "Kanon Pokajanen," which the Pro Arte Singers sing so powerfully here. Pärt's Berlin Mass, which closes the program, is performed by Theatre of Voices in a new revision of the version for organ and four solo singers. It's an extraordinary interpretation, at once intimate and vast, and so atmospheric that one can almost smell the incense. If you find this album intoxicating, don't miss Theatre of Voices previous Pärt recording, DE PROFUNDIS, which gives an even broader overview of this composer's sacred art.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0093046724221
catalogNumber:
907242
Rank:
176008

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Tracks

  1. Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Robina G. Young  -  Pro Arte Singers  - Corey Carleton
  2. I Am the True Vine, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Robina G. Young  -  Pro Arte Singers  - Corey Carleton
  3. Kanon Pokajanen, (9 odes, Kontakion-Ikos & Prayer) for chorus: Ode IX: Nýnje k wam pribjegáju  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Robina G. Young  -  Pro Arte Singers  - Corey Carleton
  4. The Woman with the Alabaster Box, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Robina G. Young  -  Pro Arte Singers  - Corey Carleton
  5. Tribute to Caesar, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Robina G. Young  -  Pro Arte Singers  - Corey Carleton
  6. Berliner Messe, for SATB chorus or soloists & organ  - Arvo Pärt  - Paul Hillier  - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent  -  Theatre of Voices  - Robina G. Young  - Corey Carleton

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