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. 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.

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The complex and many-faceted only confuses me, and I must search for unity. The 8-bit sound suits the music perfectly. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element.

Alas, three doesn’t divide seven, so we’re forced to have some sort of assymmetry in this circle. Thank you for this page! I’ve never come across this in my readings about Part and I am very curious, it being one of my favorite pieces to frxtres to and play. This instant and eternity are struggling within us.

Thus, in the first bar we get: I’m working on analyzing fratres as well, but I’m looking at the violin version.

Note how the C sharp in the D minor scale contrasts with the C natural in the triad. This is an interesting analysis. Your page has been really helpful, and I see the chord progressions now but am having a hard time with finding the different voices since it’s just the violin in the beginning.


Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Throughout the composition we can hear a recurrent theme that starts each time in a different octave. The album was pulled from the market again only weeks after release because he couldn’t get the rights for some of the pieces among them Fratres and Gorecki’s Pieces In The Old Style, which is a real bummer because they are the best.

I think that the “circular” step-wise motion is an effect, not a cause. Part is certainly one of my favourite composers, and this piece along with those on his ‘Miserere’ album really go a long way to showing his genius. This rotation, two steps at a time, continues for the entire set of nine segments.

I love it – and I suspected something of the sort – but I had no idea just how exquisite was the nature fraters the composition.

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions – The Listeners’ Club

As a physicist, I relish in illuminating to frates technical people how mathematics and art are so enmeshed. This gradual awakening, whether intended by the composer or not, is perhaps what fascinates me most about Fratres. Anonymous poster lft wrote: The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. Share Facebook Twitter Share.


Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions

Gidon Kremer violinKeith Jarrett piano. Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away.

The low voice starts at C. 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.

Good work Linus K’plah. Now just complete the arpeggios: From 23 December until 1 Januarythe centre will be closed for the Christmas holidays. This delicate balance is maintained using the C natural from the triad and the C sharp from the melodic voices.

Fratres – Arvo Pärt Centre

Notify me of new posts by email. What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? Each segment contains a series of chords arranged in some kind of harmonic progression. I don’t see how the circle for the first segment and the notation line up.