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Hyperion Records

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Illustration by Jennie Cockram.
Track(s) taken from CDH55408
Recording details: January 1997
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 1998
Total duration: 14 minutes 58 seconds

'Pärt's music remains an object of unstinting wonder' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A landmark recording. Go and buy it' (Choir & Organ)

'Polyphony's singing is immensely cultivated; bright, clear, immaculately phrased, and gorgeously balanced' (American Record Guide)

'Outstandingly good on each front: clarity, balance, intonation, timbre, dynamic and textural control and, perhaps most important of all, feeling' (Classic CD)

'Committed and definitive performances of this intense music' (Organists' Review)

Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen
composer
1988/91; composed for the RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Composed in 1988 and revised in 1991, written for the RIAS Chamber Choir in Berlin (Pärt’s city of residence since 1982), these antiphons, each endowed with a very particular personality by Pärt, are assigned in the liturgy to the seven days leading up to Christmas Eve.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 1998

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