Arvo Pärt: Virgencita

  • for mixed choir a cappella
  • Duration: 6’
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Table of contents:
    Virgencita für Chor (SATB) a cappella
  • Dedication: inspired by the legend of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Work introduction

When Agustin Gutierrez Canet, the Mexican ambassador to Estonia, invited me to Mexico, my interest and notions of the country were strongly affected be the famous legend of Juan Diego and his reports of the apparition of the Virgin Mary.

The happy anticipation of being in Mexico very soon and the name Guadalupe left me no peace; they inspired me to write a choral work which I took along as a present to the people of Mexico: Virgencita.

Arvo Pärt


World première

León (MX)
Tõnu Kaljuste

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