Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten is Arvo Pärt's tribute to Benjamin Britten who died in 1976.

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Study scores
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Contemporary Music, Study Score Series
  • UE35536
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7079-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08412-6
  • 17 × 24 cm
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Contents – Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

  • Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

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This piece is Pärt's tribute to Benjamin Britten who died in 1976. Arvo Pärt: In the past years we have had many losses in the world of music to mourn. Why did the date of Benjamin Britten's death - 4 December 1976 - touch such a chord in me? During this time I was obviously at the point where I could recognize the magnitude of such a loss. Inexplicable feelings of guilt, more than that even, arose in me. I had just discovered Britten for myself. Just before his death I began to appreciate the unusual purity of his music - I had had the impression of the same kind of purity in the ballads of Guillaume de Machaut. And besides, for a long time I had wanted to meet Britten personally - and now it would not come to that.

'The last chord of Cantus is seemingly never-ending. It just stands there, neither growing nor decaying. Something has been achieved and it shouldn't be given up. The content of the whole work leads up to this point.' Nora Pärt

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Instrument:
Study scores
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Contemporary Music, Study Score Series

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