Pärt made this delightfully fresh and translucently textured setting in 2002 for the outstanding Estonian TV Girls Choir and its conductor Aarne Saluveer. (How many countries in the world, but for a choir-crazy one such as Estonia, would have a choral group allied to its television network?) Throughout, Pärt skilfully investigates different combinations of soprano/alto texture and compass, and yet again pulls off the trick of saying something important through touching simplicity.
from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014
Other albums featuring this work
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
HYP201410 Download-only monthly sampler 29 September 2014 Release