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Morning star
First line:
Christ is the morning star
2007; SATB unaccompanied; composed to mark the 175th anniversary of Durham University
author of text
Prayer above the tomb of St Bede in Durham Cathedral

'Pärt: Choral Music' (CDA68056)
Pärt: Choral Music
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Morning star
A number of Arvo Pärt's works are the result of commissions to mark significant anniversaries. In the case of Morning star it was the 175th birthday of the north-English Durham University in 2007 (although the first performance was given by the University’s choir in London’s church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in December that year). Just as he has repeatedly shown a knack of selecting place- and people-specific texts for such occasional pieces, Pärt chose a prayer inscribed above the tomb of St Bede—better known perhaps as the scholar The Venerable Bede—in Durham’s mighty cathedral.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA68056 track 2
Recording date
3 August 2013
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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  1. Pärt: Choral Music (CDA68056)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2014
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