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Da pacem, Domine
2004, revised 2006; SATB unaccompanied
author of text
6th- or 7th-century Antiphon for Peace

'Pärt: Choral Music' (CDA68056)
Pärt: Choral Music
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDA68056  29 September 2014 Release  
Track 12 on CDA68056 [5'41] 29 September 2014 Release

Da pacem, Domine
Existing in various versions, choral and instrumental, Da pacem, Domine, from 2004/2006, alternates rhythmically patterned, harmonically static writing with cadential figures of parallel chords. The first of these styles is closely related to Pärt’s 1976 organ work Pari intervallo, and if you are familiar with the unwavering nature of this piece, the cadential digressions in Da pacem, Domine are surprising, even unsettling. The conductor Paul Hillier nicely describes the deliberate poise of the Pari intervallo-like parts of this piece when he writes that it has ‘a near harmonic stasis in which each pitch is carefully placed in position like stones in a Zen garden’.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA68056 track 12
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 12
    Release date: 29 September 2014
    29 September 2014 Release
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