Arvo Pärt: Summa

Arvo Pärt Summa
Summa

Arvo Pärt: Summa

Year of composition:
1977/2010
Scored for:
for 8 (4) violoncellos
Composer:
Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation details:
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
4th violoncello
5th violoncello
6th violoncello
7th violoncello
8th violoncello
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Work introduction

“I have developed a highly formalised compositional system, which I have been using to write my music for twenty years. Summa is the most strict and enigmatic work in this series”, said Arvo Pärt in 1994. The neutral title itself embodies the essence of the content as the work is based on the text of the Latin Credo. The great simplicity of the piece masks its complexity. The underlying rules ensure that on the surface a cycle of continuous change is created while the deep structure possesses an order of stillness. Originally Pärt composed Summa for choir, yet he later created various arrangements.

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World première

Location:
Rakvere
Date:
29.08.2010
Orchestra:
Cello Octet Amsterdam

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