In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Theatre of Voices
Arvo Part - De Profundis

Song NameComposer
De ProfundisArvo Part
KyrieArvo Part
GloriaArvo Part
CredoArvo Part
SanctusArvo Part
Agnus DeiArvo Part
Ite Misse EstArvo Part
SolfeggioArvo Part
And One Of Those PhariseesArvo Part
Cantate DominoArvo Part
SummaArvo Part
O WeisheitArvo Part
O AdonaiArvo Part
O SprossArvo Part
O SchlusselArvo Part
O MorgensternArvo Part
O KonigArvo Part
O ImmanuelArvo Part
The BeatitudesArvo Part
MagnificatArvo Part

Directed by Paul Hillier

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 Part, 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.

Item code: 6136C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | United States
HMU 907182

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