Celebrate Arvo Part’s 85th Birthday With His Glorious Choral Works On This New Album By Gloriae Dei Cantores

On the threshold of Arvo Pärt’s 85th Birthday – we take a moment to celebrate this incredible composer whose music is a gift in our times. Modest about his achievements yet authentically convinced about the role of his music in today’s world, Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) is today’s most performed “classical” composer. For the past forty years, Pärt’s compositions have shown and spoken the influence of multiple layers and global influences – the music of the Orthodox Church, bells, Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, a compositional technique he developed called “tintinnabuli”, and…silence. This particular recording offers a unique cross-section of Pärt’s choral works, revealing the heart, soul and mind of a true master of his language in both text and music. If you have not yet heard Stabat Mater – Choral Works by Arvo Pärt – don’t miss this choral compilation of Arvo Pärt’s special sound world. // Continue to the full article

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