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Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Fratres

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

Year of composition: 1977/2007
Scored for: for chamber ensemble
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc, str(1 1 1 1 1)
Instrumentation details:
clarinet in Bb
horn in F
percussion (1 player: claves and bass drum or tom-tom)
1st violin
2nd violin
Duration: 10′
Dedication: für das Ensemble „Hortus Musicus“

[Ansamblile „Hortus Musicus“]
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World Première

Location: ORF Wien / Austria
Date: 08.02.1982
Orchestra: Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert
Conductor: Peter Burwik

Work Introduction

Composed in Pärt's very own Tintinnabuli-style, Fratres allows many different settings because it is not bound to a specific timbre.

“The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.” (Arvo Pärt)

Study score – Fratres

'...Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.' (Arvo Pärt)

  • for chamber ensemble
  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE34174
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6705-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08062-3
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Location: Sevilla (E), Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica Conjunta

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