Never one to dress up his religious work in ostentatious garb, Arvo Part has selected the most severe, Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johanne. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Arvo Pärt: Passio – The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier on AllMusic – – Pärt’s long-form . Passio est la première grande fresque pour voix et orchestre d’Arvo Pärt dans le style tintinnabulant et demeure encore aujourd’hui l’une de ses oeuvres les.

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Pilate’s part is the most unstable in the piece, created in part through the use of an M-voice centered on B and a T-voice centered on F a tritone apart and through the refusal of Pilate to be either a T-voice or M-voice, always alternating between these two roles.

Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johanne. More a liturgical act than a concert piece, it makes no concessions whatever to modern conventions of Passion music. Not once during this vast span does the underlying tonality waver; once exposed, the small repertoire of textures merely rotates, combining into new orders.


If you look at the score of Passio and analyse it, it is very, very spartan, very sparse in the sense that there are actually only three keys used. Shopping options License request Hire request.

Passio (Pärt)

Explore Cuba, an unexpected yet vibrant classical music and dance destination. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. For the turba, the pitch center is again E. So well do the Hilliard Ensemble and the Western Wind Chamber Choir now know the setting that they sing it with a conviction and familiarity that far transcends the majority of recorded performances of modern music.

How to add your events to Bachtrack. Pilate, like Christ, is accompanied only by the organ, but sings in faster rhythmic values and has a higher tessitura. For the pawsio of the Evangelist, Part writes for a mixed consort of four soloists accompanied by instruments.

You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers. David James on Passio. Cuba for classical culture vultures Melanie Webb, 18th December.

The pitch center for Christ is E, and it is accompanied by a drone and T-voice in the paasio. Peace upon you, Jerusalem. The alto and bass voices, again always playing an M role, are mirrored, and the soprano and tenor T-voices alternate above and below the M-voices. An Introduction Paul Kilbey, 9th March. John Passion, which would become the culmination of the tintinnabuli style. Since then, it has been recorded three times, and remains one of his most popular works.


What gives the setting its form and principal variety is, of course, the Biblical text, which glows with uncanny radiance at the heart of the music. While both are centered on E, the M-voices use E Phrygian against E major in the T-voices; this makes for striking cross-relations between G-natural and G-sharp, though the two never sound at the same time.

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Passio has a very important place in our musical heritage as the Hilliard Ensemble. Views Read Edit View history.

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In addition, there are four solo instruments, oboe, violin, cello and bassoon, organ and SATB choir. To the accompaniment of the wind buffeting the church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, London, the Hilliard Ensemble here solemnly perform what must surely be the bleakest, most ritualistic Passion to be passil since Heinrich Schutz’s settings of the mid seventeenth century. Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text Pages containing links to subscription-only content Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers.

Each section begins with a different solo voice, an instrument then joins it, and this pattern continues until all 8 are sounding. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. By Paul Kilbey09 March Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage during The Nutcracker?