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Littlemore Tractus
composer
2001
author of text
Wisdom and Innocence, a sermon preached on 19 February 1843 in Littlemore, Oxfordshire

Recordings
'Pärt: Triodion & other choral works' (CDA30013)
Pärt: Triodion & other choral works
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30013  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Pärt: Triodion & other choral works' (CDA67375)
Pärt: Triodion & other choral works
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67375 
'Pärt: Triodion & other choral works' (SACDA67375)
Pärt: Triodion & other choral works
SACDA67375  Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 5 on CDA30013 [6'28] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 5 on CDA67375 [6'28]
Track 5 on SACDA67375 [6'28] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Littlemore Tractus
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With its typically homogeneous, flowing organ accompaniment and intermittent homophonic choral lines, this setting has the feel of a stretched out Anglican hymn; not inappropriately so, as it sets words from a sermon preached on 19 February 1843 by one of the nineteenth century’s most influential Anglican poet-priests, John Henry Newman. Pärt is not familiar with Newman’s greatest musical memorial, Elgar’s setting of The Dream of Gerontius; but he is acquainted with the Vicar of the Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Nicholas, Littlemore (near Oxford), where Newman lived and worked from 1840 to 1846. And it was Reverend Bernhard Schünemann who asked him to write this Littlemore Tractus, to commemorate the anniversary of Newman’s birth on 21 February 2001.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2003

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDA67375 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-37505
Duration
6'28
Recording date
5 January 2003
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Pärt: Triodion & other choral works (CDA30013)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Pärt: Triodion & other choral works (CDA67375)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 2003
  3. Pärt: Triodion & other choral works (SACDA67375)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2004
    Deletion date: January 2011
    Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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