Arvo Part’s Fratres and his. Tintinnabuli Technique. By Rade Zivanovic. Supervisor. Knut Tønsberg. This Master‟s Thesis is carried out as a part of the education. Telarc’s Fratres-Fest proves beyond doubt that good basic material can be re- worked almost ad nauseam – if the manner of its arrangement is sufficiently. Fratres by Arvo Pärt is one of my favourite pieces of music. The analytical meets the aesthetical as Pärt takes us on a meditative, harmonical.

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I work with very few elements — with one voice, with two voices. Thanks for your wonderful fratdes. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Gidon Kremer violinKeith Jarrett piano. This will ensure that we end up where we started. Thank you for this page! You can also think of the falling half of the passage as each bar in retrograde, seems simpler. This gradual awakening, whether intended by the composer or not, is perhaps what fascinates me most about Fratres. That would be too dissonant. The alternation of Summa for strings and the quartet version of Fratres works nicely, the former more animated than anything else on the disc; the latter, more intimate.

Fratres – Arvo Pärt Centre

Next comes the gentle cascading of Part’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Brittenwith its weeping sequences and lone, tolling bell. Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Send this to a friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel. I’ve found some sheet music but I’m so bad at reading them, I can’t translate it reliably: I hear it in a concert at Lent.


Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers — in my life, my music, my work. Genres Instrumental chamber music: In any case, I strongly recommend you to listen to the entire piece at least once before reading on. Skip to main content. Each segment contains a series of chords arranged in some kind of harmonic progression.

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

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Thank you so much. The technically demanding part of the solo instrument was added to the recurring three-part theme as a new layer, placing even more emphasis on the contrast between the changing and constant elements. I’m working on analyzing fratres as well, vratres I’m looking at the violin version.

Horizontally, ten refuges separate nine segments. An interesting new set of overtones arises when the piece is transferred to winds:. If we did that, then the middle voice would frattes up playing C natural at the same time as another voice would be playing C sharp.


Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions

Commissioned by Salzburger Festspiele Now I want to find out all the other versions of this piece of music. Composition Artist Credits Fratres.

Your tratres has been really helpful, and I see the chord progressions now but am having a hard time with finding the different voices since it’s just the violin in the beginning. Here, it is performed by the Berlin Philharmonic cello section:. I’m trying to figure this out using your process.

Just like the low and high voices, the middle voice traverses the circle counter-clockwise during the first half of a segment, and clockwise during the second half. Thus, segments 1 and 8 will be identical, as will segments 2 and 9.

These are accompanied throughout the entire composition by a resounding low drone of fifth.

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions – The Listeners’ Club

Thus, prh the first bar we get: Hi, this page is really helpful – thanks. The recording was part of a birthday present gifted to me Leo’s mother nearly quarter of a century ago. The high and low voices, however, play notes from the harmonic D minor scale. For instance, in the first half of the first segment, the eight chords are: The performances are consistently sympathetic, and the recordings are excellent.