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Work: Most Holy Mother of God

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ComposerPärt, Arvo (b. 1935)
PeriodContemporary
Year2003
Work typeVocal
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PöllauAve Maria

© Werner Kmetitsch
Palestrina, Pärt, Penderecki, Bruckner, des Prez, Mendelssohn
Erwin Ortner; Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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Meditations in sound from The Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek

In 1993, by some strange musical alchemy, a creative partnership was born that has gone on to bear some remarkable fruit. On Officium, stylish jazz and classical label ECM brought together The Hilliard Ensemble – a vocal quartet known for the precision with which it had tackled and animated austere soundworlds from Perotin to Pärt – and Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek.
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The Hilliard Ensemble and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney

Saturday evening’s concert saw the coming together of two world-class ensembles from opposite ends of the world: Australia’s national orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the world-renowned British vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble.
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Officium Novum: Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek

It has been nearly twenty years since the Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek released their first recording, Officium, in which the austere harmonies of medieval sacred music sung by the male voice quartet were augmented by Garbarek’s beautiful, freewheeling saxophone melodies.
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Arvo Pärt mis à l’honneur par le Festival Nostalgia

Arvo Pärt © Heiti Kruusmaa
Le chœur de chambre Collegium Musicale nous offre une soirée entièrement dédiée à son compatriote Arvo Pärt, qui fait hommage au chant choral.
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