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Part: Triodion, Ode VII... / Elora Festival Singers


Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This new Arvo Pärt choral music collection includes a significant number of works sung in English. The three-part Triodion is one of the composer's most inward, contemplative pieces, drawing heavily on early Renaissance choral style for its stark, spare harmonies. Tribute to Caesar, I am the True Vine, and The Woman with the Alabaster Box follow in this tradition, though these feature a richer harmonic palette as well as more fluid movement and brighter colors.

The remaining works include the brooding and intense Ode VII (Memento) from Kanon Pokajanen, the brief, celebratory Bogoróditse Djévo (which closes the program), Nunc dimittis, and Dopo la Vittoria. This last
Read more is one of the most beautiful compositions on the CD. Here we have the more familiar, "modern" Pärt as we hear passages that sound faintly minimalistic while always draped in luminous colors and arresting timbres. Of course, those two attributes apply to most of Pärt's moving and exquisitely rendered choral music. Exquisite also describes the performances of the Elora Festival Singers, who provide pure-toned and texturally beautiful singing under Noel Edison's direction. Naxos' recording is spacious and well-detailed, with wide dynamics. A truly enjoyable hour of music, essential for Pärt aficionados and choral enthusiasts.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Triodion by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
2.
Tribute to Caesar by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
3.
Nunc dimittis by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; Germany 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
4.
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Slavonic 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
5.
I am the True Vine by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
6.
The Woman with the Alabaster Box by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
7.
Dopo la vittoria by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996-1998; Germany 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 
8.
Bogoroditse Devo by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Estonia 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Slavonic 
Notes: St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario (05/19/2006 - 05/21/2006) 

Sound Samples

Triodion: I. Introduction: ad libitum - Ode I: O Jesus the Son of God, Have Mercy upon Us
Triodion: II. Ode II: O Most Holy Birth-giver of God, Save Us
Triodion: III. Ode III: O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray to God for Us - Coda: ad libitum
Tribute to Caesar
Nunc dimittis
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII: Memento
I am the True Vine: I am the true vine
The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Dopo la vittoria: (After the Victory)
Bogoroditse Dyevo (Mother of God and Virgin): Bogoroditse Djevo (Mother of God and Virgin)

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