Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Vater unser

Arvo Pärt
*11.09.1935

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Vater unser
29.05.2014, Washington (USA)

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Arvo Pärt
Vater unser

Work Details

Year of composition: 2005/2011
Scored for: for boy soprano and piano
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Original Language: Deutsch
Remarks: To be performed by a boy soprano or children's choir (unison) with piano
Duration: 2′30″
 
Licensing: Licensing Request

Audio Excerpt

Vater unser

World Première

Location: Ossiach / Austria
Date: 11.07.2005
Main Soloists: Johannes Forster, S; Arvo Pärt, pno

Work Introduction

Arvo Pärt performs his Vater unser for Pope Benedict XVI

On 4 July Arvo Pärt performed his Vater unser (Our Father) for Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Pärt also presented the Pope with a copy of the manuscript, which is dedicated to him.

To honour the anniversary, over 60 artists from around the world have been invited to contribute to a new exhibition of artworks. Amongst the artists are the composers Arvo Pärt, Ennio Morricone and James MacMillan.

To commemorate this historical occasion, Universal Edition has released a new edition of Pärt’s Vater unser including a CD recording of the composer performing the work together with the boy soprano Heldur Harry Põlda, who performed with Pärt at the Vatican.

For more information about Pärt’s previous audiences in the Vatican, visit the Arvo Pärt website.


Visit the ERP website for more information about their new CD.


First page of the manuscript

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