Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Arranger: Beat Briner)

Arvo Pärt Fratres
Fratres

Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Arranger: Beat Briner)

Year of composition:
1977
Scored for:
for wind octet and percussion
Composer:
Arvo Pärt
Arranger:
Beat Briner (1990)
Assistance:
Beat Briner (1990)
Instrumentation:
ob(2), cl(2), bsn(2), hn(2), perc(1)
Instrumentation details:
1st oboe (+c.a)
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
percussion (1 player)
Table of contents:
Fratres für Bläseroktett und Schlagzeug
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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