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Seven Magnificat-Antiphons

1988/91; composed for the RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin
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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


Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
Pärt: Tintinnabuli
Studio Master: CDGIM049Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only


No 1: O Weisheit
Track 1 on CDGIM049 [1'27]
Track 18 on CDH55408 [2'00]
No 2: O Adonai
Track 2 on CDGIM049 [2'28]
Track 19 on CDH55408 [2'22]
No 3: O Spross aus Isais Wurzel
Track 3 on CDGIM049 [1'00]
Track 20 on CDH55408 [1'06]
No 4: O Schlüssel Davids
Track 4 on CDGIM049 [2'01]
Track 21 on CDH55408 [2'30]
No 5: O Morgenstern
Track 5 on CDGIM049 [2'02]
Track 22 on CDH55408 [2'27]
Track 6 on NOEL2 [2'27] Super-budget price sampler — Download only
No 6: O König aller Völker
Track 6 on CDGIM049 [1'10]
Track 23 on CDH55408 [1'19]
No 7: O Immanuel
Track 7 on CDGIM049 [3'17]
Track 24 on CDH55408 [3'14]

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