The Seven Magnificat-Antiphones by Arvo Pärt count as one of the few contemporary settings of the vesper. “Even in Estonia, Arvo was getting the same feeling that we were all getting. I love his music, and I love the fact that he is such a brave, talented man. Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary, by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (b. ) is in the tintinnabuli style invented by the composer himself in the ‘s. Influenced.

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The concept of tintinnabuli was born from a deeply rooted desire for an extremely reduced sound world which could not be measured, as magnificcat were, in kilometres, or even metres, but only in millimetres Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

Ryan Turner, Artistic Director. Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo, magnigicat superbos mente cordis sui. He says, “It is perhaps no coincidence that I have borrowed these techniques from my experience with early music.

It combines voices homophonically in such a way that one voice outlines simple, scalar melodies, while the other leaps above and below the melodic line, always to notes within the tonic triad. Suscepit Israel puerum suum, recordatus misericordiae, sicut locutus mabnificat ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in saecula. While the texture is mainly homophonica new rhythmic device is introduced when the choir sings “dispersit superbos”.

The switch from minor to major clearly celebrates the greater freedoms enjoyed in post-Communist Europe. Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles. The musical means may be worlds apart, but the temperament and spirit of the man remain the same. In my dark hours, Magificat have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning … Here I am alone with silence. The original version was for four solo voices and organ, but subsequent versions exist for choir and organ—as here—and choir and strings.


The disc ends with the masterpiece De profundis. The paired-voice passages are strikingly crystalline; in every case, they consist of a single melodic part set against a meditatively repeated note. The Providence Singers Inc.

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat

He notes the difficulty of singing tintinnabular music smoothly, because the tintinnabular part is by its very nature never stepwise.

It is a work of perfect structure par immaculately achieved expression.

The extraordinary acoustic of the building seems to take care of the rest. He also moved from his Lutheran roots to an abiding interest in the music and aesthetic world of the Eastern Orthodox church an interest that also inspired the music of John Tavener. For he that is mighty has done great things to me, and holy is his name. The last of his early works, Credo in Jesum Christumwas both a statement of faith and taken as political provocation.

The tutti sections provide lush contrasts to the delicate voice-pair sections.

Don’t show me this message again. John Harbison, Principal Guest Conductor. Mailing List Contact Us. The result is a kind of sonorous tonal reverberation that is always harmonically stable, but full of shimmering dissonances from the melodic voices.

Behold, from henceforth, I will be called blessed by all generations. Mailing List Contact Us. What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? Ryan Turner, Artistic Director. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

It brought him further attacks and censorship — so much so that he stopped composing altogether for nearly eight years. As if taking instruction from the text, the choir does, in fact, divide; while all voices begin the word together, only the melodic voice continues immediately onward.


It is dedicated to the composer Gottfried von Arvi.

Emmanuel Music – Pärt Magnificat – Translation

Articles containing Latin-language text Pages with timeline metadata Interlanguage link template link number. I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning. He returned to Tallinn, Estonia, in where he now lives.

Originally issued on CDA Et misericordia a progenie in progenies, timentibus eum. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui; deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles; esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes. The progression of sections is:.

The five central dance-like magnifiact relate to the movements of the Mass—the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus—and they are flanked by an imposing introduction and coda. Here, therefore, the effect has been achieved by gradual reduction and increase of registration. Magnificah Grube and the Staats- und Domchor Berlin. And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.

According to the promise He made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to His descendants forever. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. The site is also available in several languages. Emmanuel Music in magnificay News Press Releases.

For He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. It was written in for the th anniversary magnificag the cathedral in Speyer, South Germany. I work with very few elements—with one voice, with two voices.

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