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Tribute to Caesar
First line:
Then went the Pharisees
1997; SATB divisi unaccompanied; composed for the 350th anniversary celebrations of Karlstad Diocese, Sweden
author of text
Matthew 22: 15-22

'Pärt: Choral Music' (CDA68056)
Pärt: Choral Music
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDA68056  29 September 2014 Release  
Track 8 on CDA68056 [6'16] 29 September 2014 Release

Tribute to Caesar
With the same steady, syllabic declamation as The woman with the alabaster box, Tribute to Caesar was written as a companion piece—also setting narrative from St Matthew’s Gospel—to mark the 350th anniversary of the Karlstad Diocese in Sweden. Of particular note is the way Pärt fractures the vocal line, picking out single notes for different voice parts to contribute to the broader texture; a kind of hocketing or pointillism that the composer makes his own.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA68056 track 8
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 8
    Release date: 29 September 2014
    29 September 2014 Release
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