Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Kleine Litanei

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt
Kleine Litanei

Year of composition: 2015
Scored for: for mixed choir a cappella
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation details:

Commissioned by: Auftragswerk des Wien Museums
anlässlich der Wiedereröffnung der Virgilkapelle am Stephansplatz
Duration: 5′
Dedication: Erwin Ortner und dem Arnold Schönberg Chor gewidmet
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World Première

Location: Virgilkapelle Wien / Austria
Date: 10.12.2015
Choir: Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Remarks: (geschlossene Veranstaltung)

Work Introduction

Christian Kircher of the Vienna Museum approached me with the idea of contributing a short piece of music to the reopening of the wonderful medieval Virgil Chapel on Stephansplatz. I thought of a composition which could be taken as an invitation to prayer or contemplation.

The Kleine Litanei is an invocation of Saint Virgil, Bishop of Salzburg and one of the great theologians and thinkers of the early Middle Ages. It is dedicated to the Arnold Schönberg Chorus and its choirmaster Edwin Ortner, all of whom I have admired for many years. They are among the interpreters of my music who seem to understand my world at once.

Arvo Pärt

choral score - Kleine Litanei

Kleine Litanei
  • for mixed choir a cappella
  • Edition type: choral score

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