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  • Performer: Pro Arte Singers, Paul Hillier
  • Composer: Arvo Prt
  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B00003Z9U9
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Bogoroditse DjevoPaul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices 1:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Am the True VinePaul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices 8:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Kanon pokajanen: Ode IXPaul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices10:40Album Only
Listen  4. The Woman With the Alabaster BoxPaul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices 6:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tribute to CaesarPaul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices 7:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Berliner Messe: KyriePaul Hillier, Theatre of Voices and Christopher Bowers-Broadbent 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Berliner Messe: GloriaPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Berliner Messe: Erster AlleluiaversPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 1:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Berliner Messe: Zweiter AlleluiaversPaul Hillier, Theatre of Voices and Christopher Bowers-Broadbent 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Berliner Messe: Veni Sancte SpiritusPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Berliner Messe: CredoPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Berliner Messe: SanctusPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Berliner Messe: Agnus DeiPaul Hillier, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Theatre of Voices 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Paul Hillier, best known for his recordings of early music, brings that sense of urgency and simple piety to the delicate religious music of Arvo Part. This is music which combines gentleness with real force, and the intelligent singing, and capacity to make moments of silence tell as much as grand effects, is entirely admirable. The opening "Hail Mary" reminds us of Baltic folk-choruses and the more elaborate works here--cantatas to English words from the New Testament--like title work, "Tributeto Caesar" and "The Woman with the Alabaster Box"--never entirely leave that style behind for their more austere sound world. The "Berlin Mass" with organ is a powerful devotional work which combines sheer beauty of sound with liturgical practicalities. In all of this work, most of it recent, Part reveals himself as a great master of acapella choral writing. --Roz Kaveney

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd in the hope it would be as good as if not better than the first cd i ever bought by Part(De Profundis). At first i couldn't quite get into the movement of the pieces, which tend to change dramatically in tone and rythmn, but eventually found this to be the element of the whole success of the cd.
Parts work is mostly the kind you must listen to by yourself and prefereably at night on a walkman. It is for contemplation, he is a completely devoted man, to his music and to god (which is the focus of all his work), and this never fails to come across. From the light and joyous tone of the first piece to the gentle and heart breaking simplicity of the last few tracks, it really is a feast of choral minimalism. The recording is excellent as usual by the intervention of Paul Hillier and the Proart singers. The whole thing is absolutely fautless. Every serious part fan should have this in their collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By domjen.clarke@btinternet.com on 19 Jun 2000
Format: Audio CD
This recording is a truly magical piece of work. The music is both relaxing and inspiring and is a great way to shake off the stresses and strains of the daily grind!
The singing rolls over you in waves moving from the highest pitches to the deepest bass sounds smoothly.
The Mass which accompanies the artist's own work is equally beautiful and the Kyrie and Agnus Dei particularly have an eerie quality.
The organ playing is subdued and does not interfere and you could almost say the silences between playing are equally as powerful.
Well worth purchasing!
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Amazon.com: 11 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Arvo is the Real Thing 13 April 2008
By Giordano Bruno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is the CD I would choose to introduce the music of Arvo Part to a new listener. Why? Because it's beautful music, beautifully sung. Because it's sublimely emotional music, sublimely felt. Because it's modern music that sounds strangely familiar; if you've appreciated Gregorian or Orthodox chant, you'll recognize both the indebtedness and the orginality of Part's music. Because most of the texts are in English or in familiar liturgical Latin; an English text does offer something by way of immediacy.

Arvo Part began his musical career writing successfully in the more or less standard musical vocabulary of modernism. But then, out of dissatisfaction, he turned to the music of the Middle Ages - chant and polyphonic tropes of chant - for new inspiration. There's a lot that's direct Medievalism in this performance. For comparison, listen to some of the CDs of Sequentia singing the Codex Calixtinus, or of Marcel Peres's Ensemble Organum, or of Paul Hillier's Hilliard Ensemble singing Perotinus. Part is plainchant driven to its irrational/rational extreme, taking dissonance and wild tessitura beyond the rules of Medieval composition. While we can instantly relish 11th C organa, I seriously doubt that the 11th C chanters would have comprehended Arvo Part.

Paul Hillier's Theater of Voices is the perfect ensemble to sing this music, all of them having a background in Early Music, all grasping the aesthetics and vocal production techniques to make such music beautiful. The sound recording on this CD is among the best I've ever heard of a choral performance.

Religion has inspired world's greatest music. A huge share of the music I listen to is "religious" even though I am not a religious person. It seems obvious that Arvo Part is a composer striving to express his most profound religious thoughts and feelings in his music. You may wonder why I respond to it so profoundly, if I'm indifferent to the religious thoughts. That's simple. You couldn't be fully human without responding to the transcendent impulse expressed in religious feelings... and in this music.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Choral at its best 8 May 2000
By Richard Brooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Paul Hillier, best known for his recordings of early music, brings that sense of urgency and simple piety to the delicate religious music of Arvo Part. This is music which combines gentleness with real force, and the intelligent singing, and capacity to make moments of silence tell as much as grand effects, is entirely admirable. The opening "Hail Mary" reminds us of Baltic folk-choruses and the more elaborate works here--cantatas to English words from the New Testament--like title work, "Tributeto Caesar" and "The Woman with the Alabaster Box"--never entirely leave that style behind for their more austere sound world. The "Berlin Mass" with organ is a powerful devotional work which combines sheer beauty of sound with liturgical practicalities. In all of this work, most of it recent, Part reveals himself as a great master of acapella choral writing
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Music from the Heaven 22 Mar 2000
By Chin-Tser Huang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I first listened to this CD from a Tower Record sample shelf, I was amazed at the high quality of this recording. The music is sacred and the voices of both Pro Arte Singers and Theatre of Voices are clean and clear, you feel that you are listening to the music from the Heaven. Excellent performance.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Very fine... 7 July 2000
By Mark Swinton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
...even so, I must begin my review with a bit of a grumble. One pays full price for this disc (in fact, everywhere I've seen it except on Amazon websites, one pays slightly over) and yet the running time is only 57 minutes.
Grumble aside, this is one of the finest Arvo Part recordings ever to appear, worthy of ECM's release some years back of "Te Deum." That disc closed with the eight-movement "Berliner Messe," and so does this disc, but the original organ accompaniment conceived by the composer has been revised and re-instated, bringing an added 'liturgical' sound to the work. This is sung one-to-a-part by the Theatre of Voices (including Paul Hillier as the bass singer) and is sensitively accompanied by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent. The clarity of sound throughout is unfailingly sharp, a credit to the singers more than anything else, and the music is beautifully enhanced by the acoustics of Ely Cathedral where these last tracks were recorded. Even if you already have the "Berliner Messe" (as recorded by Tonu Kaljuste on the ECM CD), it is worth getting this and listening to the organ version. The notes are the same, but the sound world is very different - and very compelling.
The first half of the programme features the unaccompanied Pro Arte Singers, conducted by Hillier, who explore the eponymous "I am the True Vine" (written for a recent celebratory service in Norwich Cathedral) along with some other short works, all dating from within the past ten years. This is some impressive music, a generous slice of Part's acclaimed tintinnabuli style in various forms (despite the disc's running time). A number of the tracks are premiere recordings: of note, "The Woman with the Alabaster Box" and "Tribute to Caesar" are marvellously written settings of passages from the Gospels, showing as did "The Beautitudes" the ways in which Part deals with the English language. A particularly pleasant touch is the opening track, "Bogoroditsye Dyevo," which Part wrote for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge, in 1992 - this is a sprightly and joyful number that distills all of Part's hallmarks as a composer whilst managing to be brief and very 'Christmassy'!
It is not hard to see why Paul Hillier and Arvo Part have a successful working relationship. Part has supplied Hillier's various ensembles with some luscious and engrossing works (despite the overall simplicity of his style, some of the tracks on this disc really do keep you listening). In return, Hillier has directed them with aplomb and sensitivity, seeing that justice is done to each and every note. This recording is a wonderful testament to that relationship: the sound is beautifully crafted; indeed, it is hard to imagine it being sung any better.
A gem in many respects. Well done!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
They can sing this in Heaven 24 Aug 2000
By Jay Gambol - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This disc is my first introduction to Arvo Part, and I was awestruck. This mystical work sounds like chant but informed by a millenium of musical advancement. I won't venture an opinion for people who aren't Christian (though I daresay they'd appreciate the music), but personally the communion of saints can sing this in Heaven. The title track alone brought me to tears. The singers are excellent and courageous and the encoding quality of the disc seems flawless. Incidentally, it's amazing Part could make such a startling and moving modern Mass setting and still make it singable for everyday liturgical use.
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