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

Retrieved on 28 June Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. The last to lock into place are the contrabasses which alight on a low A in bar Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

After the bell has struck there is a brief pause for three beats of silence, and then the first violins begin setting the briften which the rest of the ensemble will follow at slower speeds.

Grady Harp Top Contributor: Here I am alone with silence. Give Album or Song as Gift. At that moment the bell is struck very quietly pianissimo so that the striking itself is not heard, but only the reverberations benjaimn it dies away. The aural result is that each of the melodic mwmoriam 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. It is hauntingly beautiful and definitely food for the soul.


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It suggests that we come from silence, and return to silence; it reminds us that before we were born and after we die we are silent with respect to this world. Retrieved from ” https: The second violins play exactly the same but an octave lower and at half the speed, which means they brigten 6 beats one bar of silence to begin, and appear to enter at the beginning of the second bar.

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

This kind of telescopic unity is cosmologically poignant, in the composer’s aesthetic, and hints at a kind of multidimensional chronology that exists only in the hereafter. And even where the music really is simple in its audible features, the expressive import of those features is anything but. Eleven bars later the second violins hit a low A and play that continuously.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Half of the first violins begin playing the descending A minor scale, playing first one note from the very top of their range, then returning to the beginning and playing two notes, and then three and four and so on. During this time I was obviously at briyten point where I could recognize the magnitude of such a loss.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. To do so, he employed two kinds of musical line, which Paul Hillierin his important study of the composer’s music, identifies as M-lines and T-lines. Like britteh of Arvo Part’s other compositions, the Cantus elevates– in an other worldly and beautiful way. Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, etc. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

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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. Cantus mmoriam Memory of Benjamin Britten Duration: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And besides, for a long time I had wanted to meet Britten personally — and now it would not come to that. I must have played it 15 times in benjamon row – I love cwntus.

The latter “always signifies the subjective world, the daily egoistic life of sin and suffering, [the former] meanwhile, is the objective realm of forgiveness. The A natural minor scale has some historical connections. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. VAT plus shipping costs. I am not a musicologist, nor an expert on the composer. Jazz Latin New Age. The Cantus is quiet. You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers.