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Arvo Pärt: Litany

  • Prayers of St John Chrysostom for each hour of the day and night (1994/1996)
  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • 2 2 2 2 - 2 1 1 0 - perc(3), str
  • Duration: 25–30'
  • Soloists:
    alto or countertenor
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    trumpet in C
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Table of contents:
    Litany für Soli, gemischten Chor und Orchester
  • Dedication: to Helmuth Rilling and the Oregon Bach Festival
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Arvo Pärt: Litany for alto or counter tenor, 2 tenor and bass soloists, satb choir and orchestra | UE31116

Prayers of St. John Chrysostom for each hour of the day and night

  • Edition type: study score
  • Languages: English
  • Edition info: Orchestra material on hire
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6163-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05784-7
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"Listening to Arvo Pärt's newest composition, Litany, is like walking alone in a vast, empty space. A deserted monastery, perhaps. History and stillness hang thick as incense in the air. Light from arched windows patterns the floor. Columns soar heavenward. These images are all in the imagination. But such is the power of Pärt's religious music that it inevitably sends listeners on an inward journey back in time." David Stabler, The Oregonian, 28.6.1994


  • Litany für Soli, gemischten Chor und Orchester


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