WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Arvo Part / Layton, Polyphony


Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68056   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $19.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews



Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm.

This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades—from 1963 to 2012—in the process. As with the album Triodion, it reflects an increasingly broad spread of languages and sources in Pärt’s
Read more chosen texts. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers.

Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peace Upon You, Jerusalem by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Morning Star by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
The Woman with the Alabaster Box by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
The Deer's Cry by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Virgencita, for chorus by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Solfeggio by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Estonia 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Zwei Beter (Two Petitioners), for chorus by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8.
Tribute to Caesar by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Summa by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Estonia 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Ode 7 from Kanon Pokjanen: Memento by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1994-1997 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11.
Alleluia Tropus, for chamber chorus & 8 cellos (or chorus & string orchestra) by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12.
Da pacem Domine by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; Germany 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title