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Arvo Part – Tintinnabuli – The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Arvo Part – Tintinnabuli – The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 01:07:02 minutes | 0.99 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded in the Chapel of Merton College with the kind permission of the Warden and Scholars of the House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford.

Given that the music of Arvo Pärt is among a vanishingly small group by whom it is possible to follow a clear line back to ‘early’ music, The Tallis Scholars are, on paper, the best group imaginable to record his music. Peter Phillips has disagreed in the past with the idea that there is a direct link between the two – it is certainly the case that the stasis that underpins Pärt’s harmony creates a kind of timelessness that is less, not more, in need of historical context – but either way, the purity of The Tallis Scholars’ sound provides the perfect scaffolding for the pieces on this disc. Not least because the bell-like, note-clustering Tintinnabuli music of Pärt (illustrated here in its most basic form in the Magnificat) is there specifically to address the issue of perception, time and history.

The argument about whether Pärt is a composer affected by context or simply creating music out of a vacuum continues, but in many ways its calm equilibrium is an engaging mystery that could only be considered regressive if viewed in its dimmest light. And in their performance The Tallis Scholars have presented their chosen repertoire in the way they have always done best – as a sound world of profound beauty. –Caroline Gill, Gramophone

Arvo Pärt (b1935)
Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen
1. O Weisheit 1.27
2. O Adonai 2.28
3. O Spross aus Isais Wurzel 1.00
4. O Schlüssel Davids 2.01
5. O Morgenstern 2.02
6. O König aller Völker 1.10
7. O Immanuel 3.17
8. Magnificat 7.13
9. Which Was the Son of … 7.37
Nunc dimittis
10. Nunc dimittis 1.44
11. Quia viderunt oculi mei 2.47
12. Gloria 1.18
The Woman with the Alabaster Box
13. Now when Jesus was in Bethany 2.27
14. Why trouble ye the woman? 1.16
15. Verily I say unto you 1.45
Tribute to Caesar
16. Then went the Pharisees 3.42
17. And they brought unto him a penny 2.47
18. I Am the True Vine 7.10
19. Introduction In the name of the Father 0.23
20. Ode I We do homage 3.34
21. Ode II Unto the Birth-giver of God 4.37
22. Ode III A rule of faith 4.12
23. Coda Glory to the Father 1.01

The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips



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