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composer
1980; composed to mark the 900th anniversary of the cathedal in Speyer, Germany

Recordings
'Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat' (CDH55408)
Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
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Details
Movement 1: Einleitung
Track 10 on CDH55408 [1'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 2: K[yrie]
Track 11 on CDH55408 [1'46] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 3: G[loria]
Track 12 on CDH55408 [1'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 4: C[redo]
Track 13 on CDH55408 [1'38] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 5: S[anctus]
Track 14 on CDH55408 [1'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 6: A[gnus]
Track 15 on CDH55408 [2'53] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
Movement 7: Coda
Track 16 on CDH55408 [1'11] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release

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Along with Pari Intervallo, this is the best known and most performed of Pärt’s small number of solo organ works. It was written in 1980 for the 900th anniversary of the cathedral in Speyer, South Germany. The five central dance-like variations relate to the movements of the Mass—the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus—and they are flanked by an imposing introduction and coda. Here, Pärt suggests that the organ’s motor is respectively switched off and on again in order to effect a diminuendo and crescendo—hence a crashing opening and a crashing conclusion. It is not a stipulation, however, and in this performance, on the organ of St Paul’s Cathedral, it was not electrically possible. Here, therefore, the effect has been achieved by gradual reduction and increase of registration. The extraordinary acoustic of the building seems to take care of the rest.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 1998

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Details for CDA66960 track 11
K[yrie]
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-96011
Duration
1'46
Recording date
6 January 1998
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDA66960)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 1998
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55408
  2. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDH55408)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) August 2014 Release
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