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Zwei Beter
First line:
Jesus sprach zu einigen
1998; SSSAAA unaccompanied; composed for the Mädchenchor Hannover
author of text
Luke 18: 9-14

'Pärt: Choral Music' (CDA68056)
Pärt: Choral Music
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDA68056  29 September 2014 Release  
Track 7 on CDA68056 [5'10] 29 September 2014 Release

Zwei Beter
Zwei Beter, a setting of the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican from St Luke’s Gospel, was written in 1998 for the Hanover Girls Choir. Pärt makes a clear distinction in his writing between the Gospel narrative, the prayers of the Pharisee and the Publican, and Jesus’ concluding analysis of the parable. He reserves the most distinctive passages for the Publican’s show of humility—closely parallel triplets in as many as six parts—and the imposing, thick-harmonied words of Christ. The final ‘Amen’, needless to say, is charming and distinctive too.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA68056 track 7
Recording date
3 August 2013
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Pärt: Choral Music (CDA68056)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: 29 September 2014
    29 September 2014 Release
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