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Arvo Pärt: Miserere

  • for soli, mixed choir, ensemble and organ
  • 0 1 2 1 - 0 1 1 0 - perc(3), org, e.guit, e.bass
  • Duration: 30–35'
  • Soloists:
    alto or countertenor
    1st tenor
    2nd tenor
  • Instrumentation details:
    clarinet in Bb
    bass clarinet in Bb
    trumpet in C
    electric guitar
    electric bass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Table of contents:
    Versus III–Versus V
    „Dies Irae“
    Versus VI–Versus XXI
    „Rex tremendae“
  • Dedication: für Paul Hillier und das Hilliard Ensemble
  • Commission: Auftrag des Festival d'Eté de Seine-Maritime, Rouen, 1989
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Arvo Pärt: Miserere for soli, mixed choir (SATB), ensemble and organ | UE30873

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: Latin
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1279-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02521-1
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This work was commissioned by the Festival d'Eté in Rouen (France) and premiered at that very place in 1989.

Sample Pages


  • Versus III–Versus V
  • „Dies Irae“
  • Versus VI–Versus XXI
  • „Rex tremendae“


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