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Arvo Pärt: Fratres

(Arranger: Beat Briner)

  • for wind octet and percussion
  • ob(2), cl(2), bsn(2), hn(2), perc(1)
  • Duration: 10’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st oboe (+c.a)
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    percussion (1 player)
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Assistance: Beat Briner
  • Arranger: Beat Briner
  • Table of contents:
    Fratres für Bläseroktett und Schlagzeug
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Printed product

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for 8 wind instruments and percussion | UE34358

  • Edition type: score
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6712-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08069-2
€19.95
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Description

Fratres (original setting for violin and piano) was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered on August 17th, 1980 at that very place (violin: Gidon Kremer, piano: Elena Kremer). Composed in Pärt's very own 'Tintinnabuli'-style, this piece allows many different settings because it is not bound to a specific tone color.

'The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.' (Arvo Pärt)

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Contents

  • Fratres für Bläseroktett und Schlagzeug

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