Arvo Pärt: The Beatitudes

Arvo Pärt: The Beatitudes for mixed choir (SATB) and organ | UE33002

The Beatitudes for mixed choir and organ is Arvo Pärt's musical interpretation of the blessings, a well-known part of the Sermon on the Mount (in the Gospel according to Matthew, 5, 3-12).

Instrument:
for mixed choir (SATB) and organ
Edition type:
organ score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Theme:
Contemporary Music
Languages:
English
  • UE33002
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2870-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07645-9
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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Contents – The Beatitudes for mixed choir (SATB) and organ

  • The Beatitudes für Chor (SATB) und Orgel

Description

Composed in 1990, and revised in 1991, for SATB Choir or soloists with organ accompaniment, Pärt's setting of The Beatitudes is one of only a handful of works (Litany and And One of the Pharisees also falling into that category) composed in English. Taken from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, as found in Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes provide a fitting structure for Pärt's setting. Each verse states a godly quality and the blessing attached to it; all except the last verse begin with the word 'blessed'. The Beatitudes was premiered on 25 May 1990 at the Nathanaelkirche, Berlin, by the Theatre of Voices choir, conducted by Paul Hillier. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart:

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Instrument:
for mixed choir (SATB) and organ
Edition type:
organ score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Theme:
Contemporary Music
Languages:
English

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