Arvo Part Archive
The Intimacy of Creativity – a Five Year Retrospective – Music by various composers played by Hong Kong Philharmonic / Jaap van Sweden – Naxos (2 CDs)
The Intimacy of Creativity – a Five Year Retrospective – Music by various composers played by Hong Kong Philharmonic / Jaap van Sweden – Naxos (2 CDs) 8573614-15 (8/12/16) ****: An interesting collection of contemporary music well-played and recorded. This celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology features […]
“Eternal Reflections” – ROBERT PATERSON: Eternal Reflections; Choral Suite from A New Eaarth; Lux Aeterna; The Essence of Gravity; Snow Day; Did You Hear?; Life is But a Dream; A Dream Within a Dream – Musica Sacra/ Kent Tritle – American Modern Recordings
A choice release from a source that I have a feeling is going to become more and more important as time moves on.
“Tintinnabuli” = PART: Seven Magnificat Antiphons; Magnificat; …which was the son of …; Nunc dimittis; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar; I am the true vine; Triodion – Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips – Gimell
An outstanding release of music that defines the Part sound world.
“Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow: New Liturgical Chant of the Russian Orthodox Church” [TrackList follows] – Moscow Patriarch Choir/ Tolkachev – Christophorus
A most surprising release—knocking the cobwebs off the antiquities. “Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow: New Liturgical Chant of the Russian Orthodox Church”
Ikon of Light = TAVENER: A Hymn to the Mother of God; Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God; The Lamb; The Tyger; Ikon of Light; Today the Virgin; Eonia – The Sixteen/ Members of Duke Quartet/ Harry Christophers – CORO
A worthy tribute to a fine and important composer.
ARVO PÄRT: Creator Spiritus – Theatre of Voices/ Ars Nova Copenhagen/ Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ/ NYYD Quartet/ Paul Hillier – Harmonia mundi
There have been a lot, but this is one of the very best of the recent Pärt releases.
“In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren” = NORDGREN: Concerto for Sax Quartet and Strings; ARVO PART: Fratres; ASKELLMASSON: Quatrain; KALEVO AHO: In memorium Pehr Henrik Nordgren – Rascher Sax. Q./ Lapland Ch. Orch./John Storgards – Alba
A major concerto by the late Finnish composer, plus works in tribute to his memory.
Eric Whitacre: Light and Gold – Eric Whitacre Singers/ Laudibus/ The King’s Singers/ Pavao Quartet/ Hila Plitman, spoken Hebrew/ Christopher Glynn, p.– Decca
An auspicious release on a new long-term Decca contract from the most popular exponent of choral music alive today.