Seven Magnificat-Antiphons

composer
1988/91; composed for the RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin
author of text

 
Composed in 1988 and revised in 1991, written for the RIAS Chamber Choir in Berlin (Pärt’s city of residence since 1982), these antiphons, each endowed with a very particular personality by Pärt, are assigned in the liturgy to the seven days leading up to Christmas Eve.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 1998

Écrites en 1988 pour le RIAS Kammerchor de Berlin (ville où Pärt réside depuis 1982) et révisées en 1991, ces antiennes—que le compositeur dota chacune d’une personnalité bien particulière—sont assignées dans la liturgie aux sept jours conduisant à la veille de Noël.

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Dieses Werk wurde 1988 komponiert und 1991 überarbeitet. Auftraggeber war der RIAS-Kammerchor in Berlin, Pärts Wahlheimat seit 1982. Die Antiphone, die Pärt alle mit einem sehr besonderen Charakter ausgestattet hat, sind in der Liturgie für die sieben Tage vor dem Heiligen Abend vorgesehen.

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 1998
Deutsch: Anke Vogelhuber

Recordings

Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
CDH55408Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only

Details

No 1: O Weisheit
Track 18 on CDH55408 [2'00] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: O Adonai
Track 19 on CDH55408 [2'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: O Spross aus Isais Wurzel
Track 20 on CDH55408 [1'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 4: O Schlüssel Davids
Track 21 on CDH55408 [2'30] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 5: O Morgenstern
Track 22 on CDH55408 [2'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 6 on NOEL2 [2'27] Super-budget price sampler — Download only
No 6: O König aller Völker
Track 23 on CDH55408 [1'19] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 7: O Immanuel
Track 24 on CDH55408 [3'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66960 track 23

O König aller Völker
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-96023
Duration
1'19
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 23
    Release date: May 1998
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Superseded by CDH55408
  2. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDH55408)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: August 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)