"Pari intervallo" was composed in 1976 on the occasion of the death of a friend and is dedicated to his memory. The basic musical material consists of two parts which move exactly parallel to each other, so that the interval between them is always the same- hence the title. "Pari intervallo" is reminiscent of a chorale prelude which might be prefaced with the lines from Romans 14/8: "If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord."(Arvo Pärt)
Pärt's quiet meditation Pari Intervallo is available in several very diverse settings (4 recorders, organ solo, or clarinet and trombone with string orchestra), and UE now makes available this 2008 version, playable as piano duet or with two pianos. For intermediate to advanced pianists. Dur. c. 5'30"
Die Verbindung von rhythmischer Statik, melodischer Variabilität und obertonreichem Klang schafft eine auratische Atmosphäre. NMZ 2/2013 (Max Nyffeler)