Arvo Pärt. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. The BBC work page for Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt. Find upcoming concerts, watch performances, and learn more. Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten has to be one of the most depressive classical works I have heard in a very very long time. Absolutely.

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They begin playing very quietly pianississimo but gradually over the piece build up until they are playing very loudly fortississimo. Artists Popular All Recommended.

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. The latter “always signifies the subjective world, the daily egoistic life of sin and suffering, [the xrvo meanwhile, is the objective realm of forgiveness.

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Sign in to the BBC, or Register. Music for the Soul. Similarly the other voices gradually find the note that they have been seeking and once reached, they play it continuously until the end.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Each part except the viola is split into two, with one playing notes from the A minor scale, and the other playing only notes from an A minor chord i. Music from Estonia, Vol. Find out more about our use of this data.


Continuum International Patr, The basses are then playing each long note for 32 beats, and each short note for However, as the critic Paet Hewett observes, while it “may be simple in concept The melodic voice bennjamin be read to correspond with the mortal, the benjajin voice with the eternal — a dichotomy of body and spirit. Retrospective Charles Hazlewood explores Arvo Part’s music.

The idea of musical modes was known to the ancient Greeks, and each was said to have a specific character which could strongly affect the mind.

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Another process is also at work in the Cantus. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. This creates a striking effect, as the entire piece is set in the key of A minorso that in the dying echoes of the final bell, the last thing the listener hears is actually an A major chord contained within the overtones of the bell. Read more at Wikipedia. At bar 65 the first violins hit middle Cand when they do they cease playing the A minor scale and simply play C continuously until the end of the piece i.

The other half of the violins play notes from an A minor chord. Its appeal is often ascribed to its relative simplicity; a single melodic britteb dominates and it both begins and ends with scored silence. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Duration: Due to its evocative and cinematic feel, the piece has been used extensively as background accompaniment in both film and television documentaries.


The church modes are formed by using the notes of the C major scale i. At this stage the whole ensemble is playing an A minor chord very very loudly, and this continues for five bars, then on the second beat of the last bar they suddenly stop.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. To these four pairs is added benjamln single melodic line in the viola, the only one without a corresponding tintinnabular voice. Introspection Late Night Partying. The aural result is that each of the melodic voices in the five instrumental groups plays the line at a different but proportional rate of speed, so that the first violins are 16 times as fast as the basses.

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And even where the music really is simple in its audible features, the expressive import of those features is anything but. The most prominent melodic contour is a simple descending A minor scale; this descending line, however, appears concurrently in various octaves and in various rhythmic values. The last to lock into place are the contrabasses which alight on benjammin low A in bar Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away.

Here I am alone with silence.