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Arvo Pärt: Pilgrim's Song ()

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Precocious Estonian conductor Risto Joost organized the chamber choir Voces Musicales in 1999 while he and most of its members were in high school, and he continues as its director. The group has gone on to establish an impressive international career, and on this 2009 album, its first release, it distinguishes itself with the purity of its tone, the warmth and silkiness of its blend, and soulfulness and insight of its singing. The singers grew up in a generation and culture in which Arvo Pärt's music was already established as standard repertoire, and they sing it like they have it in their bones. Their chaste but ardent performance is well matched with that of the Tallinn Sinfonietta. This album includes a mix of pieces written for chorus and pieces originally conceived for another medium. (Pärt is famous for creating or sanctioning arrangements of multiple versions of pieces; his catalog lists 16 arrangements for various instrumental configurations of his most popular work, Fratres, and a dozen of... Hide synopsis

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