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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt
In spe

Year of composition: 2010
Scored for: for wind quintet and string orchestra
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 – 1 0 0 0 – str
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
horn in F
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration: 8′
 
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World Première

Location: Cardiff / Great Britain
Date: 09.09.2010
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste
Remarks: venue: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

Work Introduction

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept, for there they that carried us away captive required of us a song: and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion! How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem , let my right hand forget her cunning. (Psalm 137)

These lines from Psalm 137 also inspired Arvo Pärt to a "Kyrie Eleison" in 1976, in a variable arrangement for voices and instruments. The movement of the voices is not set to words, but simply to the three vowels of the Kyrie Eleison, i-e-o.

On the invitation of John Metcalf, artistic director of the Vale of Glamorgan festival in Wales/GB, Pärt was able to realise an idea which he had been developing for some time: the transposition and expansion of the work into an instrumental version for brass quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) and string orchestra.

The première takes place on 9 Sept 2010 in Vale of Glamorgan/GB. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform under Tõnu Kaljuste.

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study score - In spe

In spe
  • for wind quintet and string orchestra
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study score - In spe

In spe
  • for wind quintet and string orchestra
  • Edition type: study score

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In spe
  • for wind quintet and string orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

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