CUGATE CLASSICS proudly presents: "Works For Choir" by ARVO PÄRT, one of the most important and influential composers of our time. Remastered by HELMUT ERLER at D&M Berlin.
ARVO PÄRT (born 1935 in Paide, Estonia) doesn't need to be introduced to anyone who has the slightest interest in classical music, and his audience reaches far beyond the xxx circles of symphony halls. After first serialistic compositions, "Credo" (1968) was a turning point in PÄRT's life and work, being the first piece carrying a religious title and expressing a creative crisis that PÄRT answered by lesser compositions and studying medieval and Renaissance music in search for a new musical language. In 1976 PÄRT returned with "Für Alina" and introduced his new (and self-developed) style that should become his trademark sound that made him the famous and honoured composer he is now: the socalled tintinnabuli. In 1984, after the Estonian composer and his family emigrated from the USSR and settled in Germany, the album "Tabula rasa" opened the next important chapter in PÄRT#s carrer: the ever continuing close relation to Manfred EICHER and his ECM label where many of the composer's works have since been released.
"Works For Choir" presents several compositions for choir from the period from 1989 to 1991, recorded in Vilnius with the aweard winning Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika under the artistic direction of Vaclovas Augustinas. For this reissue, all tracks have been remastered at D&M Berlin for best possible sound.
1. The Beatitudes
2. Nun Eile Ich Zu Euch ...
5. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 1.O Weisibett
6. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 2. O Adonai
7. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 3. O Sproß Aus Isais Wurzel
8. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 4. O Schlüssel Davids
9. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 5. O Morgenstern
10. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 6. O König Aller Völker
11. Sieben Magnificat - Antiphonen: 7. O Immanuel