Arvo Pärt: Summa (Arranger: Hermann Conen)

Arvo Pärt Summa
Summa

Arvo Pärt: Summa (Arranger: Hermann Conen)

Year of composition:
1977
Scored for:
for 2 guitars
Composer:
Arvo Pärt
Arranger:
Hermann Conen (2011)
Instrumentation details:
1st guitar
2nd guitar
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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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