Arvo Pärt: Fratres

(Arranger: Vambola Krigul)

  • for 4 percussion players
  • perc(4)
  • Duration: 11’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st percussion: marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum
    2nd percussion: marimba, vibraphone, woodblock, springcoil,
    3rd percussion: marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, bass drum
    4th percussion: marimba
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Arranger: Vambola Krigul

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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)


World première

Tallinn (EE)
Main soloists:
Percussion Ensemble PaukenfEST (Vambola Krigul)

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