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Arvo Part: Organ Music; Choral Music

Part / Justin / Leech / Leeds Cathedral Choir
Release Date: 10/30/2015 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94960   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin
Conductor:  Benjamin Saunders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The splendid Leeds Cathedral Choir, conductor Benjamin Saunders and organist Felix Justin present choral and organ music by Arvo Pärt, the iconic Estonian master of New Spirituality. Included are the popular Berliner Messe, the Beatitudes, the complete organ works and Pärt’s most famous work, Spiegel im Spiegel, here played on the organ. Recorded in the spacious and generous acoustics of Leeds Cathedral, also featuring its magnificent organ.

Booklet contains excellent liner notes, as well as the sung texts and the English translation, plus biographies of the artists.

Arvo Pärt’s music resists the easily achieved peace of much Minimalist music of its time, even if its economy of gesture and
Read more expression – the joy taken in apparently simple beauty – has made him one of the iconic composers of our time. Such beauty is not simply achieved, and Pärt has written slowly, again unlike many of his contemporaries, filling each new piece with quiet quirks of harmony and unexpected turns that make them as satisfying to perform as they are to hear.
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Benjamin Saunders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1991; Germany 
2.
Cantate Domino by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Conductor:  Benjamin Saunders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Estonia 
3.
Berliner Messe by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Conductor:  Benjamin Saunders
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1992 
4.
Trivium by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
5.
Pari Intervallo by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/1980; Estonia 
6.
Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Berlin, Germany 
7.
Annum per Annum by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
8.
Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Felix Justin (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 

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 Very Satisfying -- Recommended April 20, 2017 By L. Wilborn (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "In my opinion, this CD is satisfying in all respects: excellent recorded sound, beautiful performances of very enjoyable and accessible compositions, at a low price. The booklet is informative. Recommended." Report Abuse
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