Arvo Part - Choral Music
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Cat No: CDA68056
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th September 2014
Da pacem Domine
Peace upon you
The Deer's Cry
The woman with the alabaster box
Tribute to Caesar
Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm.
This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades - from 1963 to 2012 - in the process. As with the album Triodion, it reflects an increasingly broad spread of languages and sources in Pärt’s chosen texts. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers.
1Part: Peace Upon You, Jerusalem
2Part: Morning Star
3Part: The Woman With The Alabaster Box
4Part: The Deer's Cry
7Part: Zwei Beter
8Part: Tribute To Caesar
10Part: Kanon Pokajanen - 07. Memento
12Part: Da Pacem, Domine
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