Arvo Part’s Fratres and his. Tintinnabuli Technique. By Rade Zivanovic. Supervisor. Knut Tønsberg. This Master‟s Thesis is carried out as a part of the education. Telarc’s Fratres-Fest proves beyond doubt that good basic material can be re- worked almost ad nauseam – if the manner of its arrangement is sufficiently. Fratres by Arvo Pärt is one of my favourite pieces of music. The analytical meets the aesthetical as Pärt takes us on a meditative, harmonical.

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How does it start? Some striking dissonances between the drone and the other voices come out in this version:.

I build with the most primitive materials — with the triad, with one specific tonality. Notify me of pft comments by email. This instant and eternity are struggling within us.

This delicate balance is maintained using the C natural from the triad and the C sharp from the melodic voices.

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Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Next comes the gentle cascading of Part’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Brittenwith its weeping sequences and lone, tolling bell. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten. Much like fratree international date line in the pacific ocean, we add a seam, where the notes get transposed one octave. Each segment contains a series of chords arranged in some kind of harmonic progression.

I’m a little confused about the middle voice. Notify me of new posts by email. All six arrangements share a common ‘approach-and-retreat’ formula, with ideas that arrive from — and subsequently retreat to — some distant horizon. By choosing to duplicate the C in the middle voice circle, one prevents the piece from tilting too far towards A major.


I love your analysis The overall structure of Fratres is simple: In a sense, they develop an intuitive feeling for what comes next in the sequence. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. The following picture illustrates the refuges and segments as a terribly long pedestrian crossing.

What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? The eight-cello Fratres uses eerie harmonics as does the cello and piano version that ends the programmewhereas Fratres for wind octet and percussion is cold, baleful, notably Slavic-sounding and occasionally reminiscent of Stravinsky.

In any case you frtares listen that version here on Youtube http: It has been used in numerous movie soundtracks and dance shows. In order to understand the algorithm behind Fratres, we just need to figure out how to form the eight chords that build up each segment half. Structurally, Fratres consists of a set of variations separated by recurring percussion motifs in the case of instrument fraters without percussion, the drum-like sound is imitated. I’ve been returning to this page for a couple of years now, and I point it out to other people on a regular basis, too.

The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. Scored for violin and piano. I love your version above the actual concert version I found online – your version emphasizes the otherworldly chord progressions which I love the most about this piece. Maybe its just the diagram that’s wrong If you are a library, fratrew or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.


Skip to main content. That would be too dissonant.

Outstanding work, beyond words. Anonymous poster lft wrote: Anyway, to put it in one word: Especially the final part with the lowpass filter works very well. Genres Instrumental fratress music: Certainly, there is a harmonic additive process being employed.

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions – The Listeners’ Club

This basically means that some voices are restricted to playing notes from a particular triad in Fratres this is the A minor triadwhile other voices play melodies. Furthermore, the middle voice will by definition play in between the other two voices. But – in the diagram for the middle voice, wouldn’t there be one less ‘A’ in the very top of the circle – otherwise the falling half of the first segment would be A-A for the middle voice, when reading clockwise?

Thank you so much.

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Horizontally, ten refuges separate nine segments. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. I’m working on analyzing fratres as well, but I’m looking at the violin version.