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In addition to the Limited edition signed Vater unser CD the International Arvo Pärt Center now offers a small selection of scores of Arvo Pärt’s works. To order a score, please send us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The prices include VAT, the cost of postage will be added.

 

Für Alina (1976)

This piece appeared in February 1976 and was the first to use the compositional technique called tintinnabuli, with which Arvo Pärt ended his years of searching by finding his own voice. This piano piece has been featured a great deal in the musical settings for films, plays and dance performances. When playing the piece it is extremely important to find the sonic balance between the two voices, the melodic one of the right hand and the tintinnabuli of the left.

 

 

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Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka (1977)

The only tintinnabuli piece that changes character and key halfway through. It builds a clear logical world from the scales hidden in the changing triads, with a tonality that is first sad, then joyful.

 

Price 10€


 

Für Anna Maria (2006)

Once upon a time there lived a little girl, Anna Maria, who was seven years old and who ordered a piece of piano music from Arvo Pärt as a present for her tenth birthday. And so it came to pass. As the arpeggios in this piece are not based exactly on triads, and so not exactly convenient, the piece is particularly fun to play at a fast tempo.

 

Price 7€

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Hymn to a Great City (1984/2004)

A piece for two pianos, which change parts in the middle, this is a single grand extended cadence in an unusual key, C-sharp major, with seven sharps. Compositionally, this is not a tintinnabuli piece. It is dedicated to New York and supposedly sounds best fifty floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper.

 

Price 13€

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Ukuaru Waltz (Ukuaru valss) (1973/2010)

This concertina piece was written for the 1973 Leida Laius film Ukuaru, in which Aksel (Lembit Ulfsak) enchants Minna (Elle Kull) by playing the waltz, which then becomes a powerful and lasting artistic theme by the end of the film. The original score of the film is intended for an accordion and an accordionist, but in the film the piece is actually played on a concertina. There were some changes in the rearrangement of the waltz for the piano but it retains its playful form.

 

Price 10€

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Zwei Wiegenlieder (2002)

Two songs for two female voices backed by piano. One Estonian lullaby “Kuss-kuss, kallike” (“Hush-hush, My Darling”, these being the only words in the song) and a Christmas song with Russian text taken from Luke 2:7.

 

Price 10€

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