Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Arranger: Johannes Stert)

Arvo Pärt Fratres
Fratres

Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Arranger: Johannes Stert)

Year of composition:
1977
Scored for:
for wind orchestra
Composer:
Arvo Pärt
Arranger:
Johannes Stert (2004)
Instrumentation:
7 3 14 3 - 4 3 3 4 - perc, alto sax(Eb)(2), t.sax(Bb)(2), bar.sax(Eb), euph(2), cb
Instrumentation details:
piccolo
1st flute(3)
2nd flute(3)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb(3)
2nd clarinet in Bb(3)
3rd clarinet in Bb(5)
1st bass clarinet in Bb
2nd bass clarinet in Bb
1st alto saxophone in Eb
2nd alto saxophone in Eb
1st tenor saxophone in Bb
2nd tenor saxophone in Bb
baritone saxophone in Eb
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in Bb
2nd trumpet in Bb
3rd trumpet in Bb
trombone
trombone
bass trombone
1st euphonium in B
2nd euphonium in B
1st tuba(2)
2nd tuba(2)
percussion: claves, bass drum or tom-tom
contrabass (ad lib.)
Remarks:
In Vorbereitung
Duration:
10’
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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)

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Fratres

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

study score
for wind orchestra , 10’
Instr.: 7 3 14 3 - 4 3 3 4 - perc, alto sax(Eb)(2), t.sax(Bb)(2), bar.sax(Eb), euph(2), cb

World première

Location:
Hilgen
Date:
12.12.2004
Orchestra:
Orchesterverein Hilgen
Conductor:
Johannes Stert

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