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Get to Know Us. Then the violaswhich are the only voice not doubled, join in at quarter speed and another octave lower, benjamij cellos at one eighth, and finally the contrabasses as one sixteenth.

But, like other compositions buy Part, the Cantus is so unexpectely dignified and beautiful it requires a reaction. The Cantus is quiet. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Like some of Arvo Part’s other compositions, the Cantus elevates– in an other worldly and beautiful way.

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The last to lock into place are the contrabasses which alight on a low A in bar They begin playing very quietly pianississimo but gradually over the piece build up until they are playing very loudly fortississimo. After the bell has struck there is a brief pause for three beats of silence, and then the first violins begin setting the pattern which the rest of the ensemble will follow at slower speeds.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. Due to its brityen and cinematic feel, the piece has been used extensively as background accompaniment in both film and television documentaries.

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

I listened to it the first time and I thought – hmm AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Each part except the viola is split into two, with one playing notes from the A minor scale, and the bennjamin playing only notes from an A minor chord i. ECM New Series, September 14, Label: What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it?

Grady Harp Top Contributor: Part, Britten and Bridge. 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.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me. After the three beats of silence that open the score, a tubular bell is struck three times very quietly pianissimowith 12 beats between the strikes and gap of 18 beats between the groups of three. If you appreciate meditative music that provokes reflection, then this might be for you.

This bell tells of the death of Britten—it is the funeral bell. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Inexplicable feelings of guilt, more than that even, arose in me. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest.


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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Best 20th Century Classics Add to MP3 Cart. 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. It seems best suited for people who can benefit from quiet, spiritual and contemplative music.

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell. A scale of A with no black keys is in the Aeolian benjanin. The other half of the violins play notes from canrus A minor chord.

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This evokes the common Renaissance and Baroque technique called the ” Picardy third “, in which a piece set in a minor mode or key nonetheless ends on a major chord, evoking a ray of light piercing through the clouds, and suggesting hope, resurrection, or redemption.

To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. Here, however, the effect is subtle, because it arises solely from the overtones of a single strike of the bell, rather than from separate instruments or voices. The collection is produced well though the accompanying notes could be more informative.