Arvo Pärt’s Vater unser is Recorded to Disc
The Estonian label Estonian Record Productions in cooperation with the International Arvo Pärt Centre has recorded and released Arvo Pärt’s Vater unser. Vater unser (Our Father) was created in 2005 from a German prayer for piano and boy soprano or countertenor. In 2011 the composer dedicated the work to Pope Benedict XVI.
Vater unser was recorded in the Estonia concert hall on 30 March this year. The composer had invited the boy soprano Heldur Harry Põlda to sing the solo, and himself provided the accompaniment at the piano. The sound engineer was Tanel Klesment, and the recording producer was Peeter Vähi. This is the first recording made of Vater unser.
The CD single comes with a manuscript score written in Arvo Pärt’s own hand. The release was designed by Mart Kivisild.
This CD single will be available as of 24 August.
The cost of the CD single is 10 €, plus postage & packing.
Listen to a fragment of Vater Unser: