Hyperion Records

Salve regina
composer
2002
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

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 8 on CDA30013 [12'13] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 8 on CDA67375 [12'13]
Track 8 on SACDA67375 [12'13] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Salve regina
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Like the Littlemore Tractus, Pärt’s setting of the Salve Regina has an extended hymn-like feel to it. Typically, it builds very gradually to a late, majestic climax—unison vocal lines at the outset, broader harmonies later, some intriguing eccentricities in the organ part along the way.

It was the wish of Hubert Luthe, Bishop of Essen Cathedral, that this particular text be set in honour of the building’s priceless golden Madonna. The premiere was in May 2002, to mark both the Bishop’s seventy-fifth birthday and Essen’s own 1150th anniversary.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2003

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