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. This one note, or a moment of silence, comforts me. I work with very few elements – with one voice, with two voices. I build with the most. 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.

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I work with very few elements — with one voice, with two voices. 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.

Tintinnabulation is an area Frafres sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers — in my life, my music, my work.

Fratres – Wikipedia

Both these journeys begin at the indicated note, e. If we did that, then the middle voice would end up playing C natural at the same time as another voice would be playing C sharp. The middle voice in the chords is also restricted in this way, so it will only ever play A, C or E in some octave. I’m not particularly interested in SIDs or in classical music rendered with computers or anything, but you have created something really special here.

Please report any abuse, such as insults, slander, spam and illegal material, and I will take appropriate actions. I’ve found some sheet music but I’m so bad at reading them, I can’t translate it reliably: And that is why I call it tintinnabulation.


Share Facebook Twitter Share. To achieve symmetry, this is done when we’ve come exactly half the way around the circle, i.

I love it – and I suspected something of the sort – but I had no idea just how exquisite was the nature of the composition. What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? Show more Show less. Especially the final part with the lowpass filter works very well. In any case, I strongly recommend you to listen to the entire piece at least once before reading on.

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

For instance, in the first half of the first segment, the eight chords are: I build with the most prt materials — with the triad, with one specific tonality. This delicate balance is maintained using the C natural from the triad and the C sharp from the melodic fratrew.

It has been used in numerous movie soundtracks and dance shows. Reading the comments once again I just realized that I agree with Lukas from Prague’s statement about how this particular 8 bit sound suits this music so well that it has become his second and my favorite version.

Now I want to find out all the other versions of this piece of music.

The high and low voices, however, play notes from the harmonic D minor scale. And this is the cause of all of our contradictions, our obstinacy, our narrow-mindedness, our faith and our grief. For the rising chords, we do the same procedure clockwise.

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions

Of course, I don’t know that for a fact, and again I don’t mean to criticize your analysis–only to point out that perhaps Part was thinking in “math,” from which you have distilled an interesting “equation. This is one of the last ‘real’ homepages. I believe that the voices move that way due to the smooth, scalar voice-leading that Part chose; but Arvoo do not believe that Part was thinking in the way that you describe: Here, it is performed by the Berlin Philharmonic cello section:.


From 23 December until 1 Januarythe centre will be closed for the Christmas holidays. Certainly, frates is a harmonic additive process being employed.

The recording was part of a birthday present gifted to me Leo’s mother nearly quarter of a century ago. I’ve never come across this in my readings about Part and I am very curious, it being one of my favorite pieces to listen to and play.

Thank you for your kind response; it helps me understand this amazing music. I don’t see how the circle for the first segment and the notation line up. We can only speculate, but my personal ;art is this: Ppart following picture illustrates the refuges and segments as a terribly long pedestrian crossing.

Each sequence consists of eight different chords played in three different orders let’s call them bars. The same persistent, eternal message seems to be finding voice in multiple messengers. Thank you for this page! This is possible using the basic principle of the tintinnabuli technique, where the musical material does not necessarily have to be tied to the timbre of a specific instrument. We paet clearly recognise three voices: