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Berliner Messe
composer
1990; commissioned by the 90th Deutsche Katholikentage in Berlin; originally for four solo voices and organ; also for choir and organ or choir and strings
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass plus additional liturgical texts

Recordings
'Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat' (CDH55408)
Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Pre-order CD by post £5.50 CDH55408  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release  
Details
Movement 1: Kyrie
Track 1 on CDH55408 [3'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 2: Gloria
Track 2 on CDH55408 [3'42] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 3: Erster Alleluiavers
Track 3 on CDH55408 [0'54] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 4: Zweiter Alleluiavers
Track 4 on CDH55408 [1'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 5: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Track 5 on CDH55408 [5'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 6: Credo
Track 6 on CDH55408 [3'52] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 7: Sanctus
Track 7 on CDH55408 [3'23] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 8: Agnus Dei
Track 8 on CDH55408 [3'08] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release

Berliner Messe
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Commissioned by the 90th Deutsche Katholikentage in Berlin, 1990. The original version was for four solo voices and organ, but subsequent versions exist for choir and organ—as here—and choir and strings. The Credo is particularly interesting in that it is virtually a re-incarnation of the earlier Summa—but this time in a major key. Summa was written at a time when profession of faith was outlawed in Estonia; hence Pärt’s diversionary title for a setting of the Creed. The switch from minor to major clearly celebrates the greater freedoms enjoyed in post-Communist Europe.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 1998

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Details for CDH55408 track 1
Kyrie
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-96001
Duration
3'26
Recording date
11 January 1997
Recording venue
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDA66960)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 1998
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55408
  2. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDH55408)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: August 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
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