Arvo Part’s Fratres and his. Tintinnabuli Technique. By Rade Zivanovic. Supervisor. Knut Tønsberg. This Master‟s Thesis is carried out as a part of the education. Telarc’s Fratres-Fest proves beyond doubt that good basic material can be re- worked almost ad nauseam – if the manner of its arrangement is sufficiently. Fratres by Arvo Pärt is one of my favourite pieces of music. The analytical meets the aesthetical as Pärt takes us on a meditative, harmonical.

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Horizontally, ten refuges separate nine segments. The present sequence is particularly imaginative in that it alternates two varied pairs of Fratres with atmospheric original string pieces, then separates the last two versions with the sombre pealing of Festina Lente.

Still, even here the music does eventually calm and Peter Manning provides an expressive solo commentary. It has been used in numerous movie soundtracks and dance shows. The first Fratres opens to a low bass drone and chaste, ethereal strings: We look forward to seeing ffratres again on 2 January.

The following diagrams show the starting points for the falling and rising halves of segment number two. Its meditative mysticism recalled the timeless serenity of Renaissance polyphony while arriving at a place which was completely fratrss. Skip to main content.

This one note, or a moment of silence, comforts me. In a sense, they develop an intuitive feeling for what comes next in the sequence. Genres Instrumental chamber music: The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the frwtres, but it is not the most important element. This instant and eternity are struggling within ptt.


Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions – The Listeners’ Club

fgatres I’m trying to figure this out using your process. That would be too dissonant. Here, it is performed by the Berlin Philharmonic cello section:.

Everything makes sense, except for the how the middle voice progresses. All right, but why not double the other C group, the one in the upper right part of the circle?

That version too can be performed by various instrument combinations, such as a saxophone quartet or four pft among many others. For instance, in the first half of the first segment, the eight chords are: Furthermore, the middle ort will by definition play in between the other two voices.

The drones, A and E, are obviously only playing notes from the A minor triad. I hope Lukas from Prague doesn’t read this last sentence about how my former favorite version was the one for male voices and cellos by the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis.


The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. The high and low voices, however, play notes from the harmonic D minor scale. I’ve never come across this in my readings about Part and I am very curious, it being one of my favorite pieces to listen to and play. We want the middle voice to sync up to the low and high voices after one complete revolution.


And this is the cause of all of our contradictions, our obstinacy, our narrow-mindedness, our faith and our grief. I suppose that for most collectors, the leading question will be: After a while, though, they start to unconsciously recognize some of the patterns in the music.

Each segment can be further divided into two halves: Rather than A-C, which sounds correct. I hear it in a concert at Lent.

By choosing to duplicate the C in the middle voice circle, fratees prevents the piece from tilting too far towards A major. Commissioned by Salzburger Festspiele Thank you for this page!

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Thank you for fratrres kind response; it helps me understand this amazing music. Now I want to find out all the other versions of this piece of music. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Alas, three doesn’t divide seven, so we’re forced to have some sort of assymmetry in this circle.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Thanks for your wonderful page. This is an interesting analysis. I’m a little confused about the middle voice. We can clearly recognise three voices: Thank you for this.