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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA68056
Recording details: August 2013
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: October 2014
Total duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

Summa
First line:
Credo in unum Deum
composer
1977; SATB unaccompanied
author of text
Credo of the Mass

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Dating from the 1970s, Summa is one of Pärt’s first tintinnabulist works, emerging early on from his stylistic ground-zero. It is a setting of the Latin Mass Credo, but coming from a time when Pärt was still living in Soviet-era Estonia; its title conceals its religious nature. With its voice-pairings, upper and lower, of stepwise and triadic movement, it is a textbook display of Pärt’s newly established tintinnabulist principles—neutrally flowing, stripped back, quasi-medieval.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

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