Never one to dress up his religious work in ostentatious garb, Arvo Part has selected the most severe, Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johanne. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Arvo Pärt: Passio – The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier on AllMusic – – Pärt’s long-form . Passio est la première grande fresque pour voix et orchestre d’Arvo Pärt dans le style tintinnabulant et demeure encore aujourd’hui l’une de ses oeuvres les.
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Apart from Stainer, whose Passion oratorio The Crucifixion of continues to be performed today, few nineteenth-century composers even attempted to set the Passion narrative to music. The later twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen a renewal advo interest in the genre, with notable settings by Krzysztof Penderecki St. LukeJames MacMillan St.
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JohnOsvaldo Golijov St. Mark and Tan Dun St. A bass soloist sings the words of Jesus, and a tenor those of Pilate; both are accompanied by the organ. The work begins with a short, striking choral introduction, or Exordiowhich announces the Passion gospel and also establishes the A minor tonality upon which the entire piece is based.
The work ends with a Conclusiogiven like the opening Exordio by organ and choir, only now in the key of D major, thus giving a resplendent feel paswio the final words and concluding Amen.
Each constituent — Jesus, Pilate, the choir, the Evangelist double quartet — adheres strictly to its own musical material, with a distinctive harmonic and rhythmic character.
Despite its tight musical construction, the work has a powerfully direct impact.
By Paul Kilbey09 March An Introduction Paul Kilbey, 9th March. As well as its familiar English definition, in a musical context it also suggests the commemoration of that most emotive Christian story, the journey of Jesus to the cross.
Arvo Pärt’s Passio: An Introduction
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