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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Parg you for this page! But these constraints alone will not be enough to guide the middle voice, so instead we devise a new circle containing the three possible notes:. Thanks for your wonderful page.

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

Between each pair of segments, a recurring, harmonically empty percussion motif — the refuge — offers a moment of contemplation before the next chord sequence. The high voice starts at E and is transposed one octave further up. Outstanding work, beyond words. Good work Linus K’plah. Certainly, there is a harmonic additive process being employed.

The following diagrams show the starting points for the falling and rising halves of segment number two. Both these journeys begin at the indicated note, e. The drones, A and E, are obviously only playing notes from the A minor triad.

Maybe its just the diagram that’s wrong For vratres, in the first half of the first segment, the eight chords are: Anonymous parrt lft wrote: These are accompanied throughout the entire composition by a resounding low drone of fifth. The first among these was written for violin and piano and was commissioned by the Salzburger Festspiele festival. This gradual awakening, whether intended by the composer or not, is perhaps what fascinates me most about Fratres. If you downloaded the SID file, note that there are two subtunes.


Scored for violin and piano. Listening to multiple incarnations back-to-back provides a unique experience.

How does it start? Now I want to find out all the other versions of this piece of music.

Fratres is an elegant example of how mathematics can be beautiful and art can be mathematical. By choosing to duplicate the C in the middle voice circle, one prevents the piece from tilting too far towards A major.

I came here as a result of this thread on reddit: Show more Show dratres. To achieve symmetry, this is done when we’ve come exactly half the way around the circle, i. This is one of the last ‘real’ homepages. The low voice arrvo at C. It goes very deep into heart if you hear it in a church This is possible using the basic principle of the tintinnabuli technique, where the musical material does frares necessarily have to be tied to the timbre of a specific instrument. 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.


Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions

Throughout the composition we can hear a recurrent theme that starts each time in a different octave. I just want to extend my heartfelt thanks for this beautiful rendition of Fratres. The recording was part of a birthday present gifted to me Leo’s mother nearly quarter of a century ago. 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.

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. For the rising chords, we do the same procedure clockwise.

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. Time and timelessness are connected. I don’t see how the circle for the first segment and the notation line up. The 8-bit sound suits the music perfectly. I’ll be playing it in a concert and would like to include this information in my programme notes. Anyway, to put it in one word:

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