Arvo Pärt: L' abbé Agathon
Arvo Pärt
L' abbé Agathon
EUR 25.95

Arvo Pärt: L' abbé Agathon for soprano, 4 violas and 4 cellos

  • Composer: Pärt Arvo
  • Languages: English; French
  • for soprano, 4 violas and 4 cellos
  • Edition type: study score
  • Medium: sheet music
  • UE33004
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3230-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07827-9
  • 23.2 x 30.5 cm
EUR 25.95

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The theme of L'abbé Agathon is related to the moving story of the leper house of Saint Lazarus, the oldest leper hospital in northern Europe.


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Arvo Pärt came across a legend concerning the patriarch Agathon, from the 4th century, in a book containing stories of The Desert Fathers. They take us back to the cradle of Christian monasticism, in the Egyptian desert, the narrative telling of the meeting between the hermit Agathon and the leper. Agathon is tested several times by the leper. Not until after he has passed these tests does the leper reveal himself as an angel sent by God, and blesses Agathon.
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  • L'abbé Agathon | für Sopran, 4 Violen und 4 Violoncelli
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