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Track(s) taken from CDA68056


2008; SATB unaccompanied; originally for choir and eight cellos
author of text
dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
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Recording details: August 2013
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: October 2014
Total duration: 3 minutes 20 seconds


‘This one is something special. In part this is because of the choice of repertoire, which mixes the familiar and the less-often heard, and includes two first recordings, and in part it is because of the exquisite sound produced by Polyphony … highly recommended’ (Gramophone)

‘The ever-excellent Polyphony and Stephen Layton have put together a very special disc of music by Pärt for the composer’s 80th birthday ... The hour-long programme ranges from Solfeggio (1963) to the recent Virgencita (2012) in its first recording. The perfectly balanced, richly warm tones of Polyphony, especially its outstanding bass section, suit Pärt’s translucent textures extremely well, and one can’t help but admire the power of this supposedly ‘simple’ music’ (Choir & Organ)» More

‘There is no shortage of recitals of Arvo Pärt's shorter choral works in catalogue, but anything by Polyphony is always welcome … Polyphony's sound is, as always, so rich and beautiful that there is no sense of anything missing’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More

‘This disc of Pärt's choral music is one of the most singularly beautiful recordings I've heard this year … this is a stunning addition to Pärt’s ever-increasing discography and is unreservedly recommended’ (International Record Review)» More
First performed in Bari in 2008, Alleluia-Tropus is a setting of a Christian text dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra (an Ancient Greek town now found in the Antalya province in Turkey). The original scoring is for choir and eight cellos (ad lib.).

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2014

Créé en 2008 à Bari, l’Alleluia-Tropus exprime en musique un texte chrétien dédié à saint Nicolas de Myra (une cité grecque ancienne aujourd’hui située dans la province turque d’Antalya). L’œuvre est originellement conçue pour chœur et huit violoncelles (ad lib.).

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 2014
Français: Hypérion

Der 2008 in Bari uraufgeführte Alleluia-Tropus ist die Vertonung eines christlichen Textes, der dem Heiligen Nikolaus von Myra (einer antiken griechischen Stadt, die inzwischen in der Provinz Antalya in der Türkei wiederentdeckt wurde) gewidmet ist. Die ursprüngliche Besetzung ist für Chor und acht Celli (ad. lib.).

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 2014
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius

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