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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All right, but why not double the other C group, the one in the upper right part of the circle?

Hi, this page is really helpful – thanks. The overall structure of Fratees is simple: I believe that the voices move that way due to the smooth, scalar voice-leading that Part chose; but I do not believe that Part was thinking in the way that you describe: Good work Linus K’plah.

This one note, or a moment of silence, comforts me. Thank you so much. I build with fratrfs most primitive materials — with the triad, with one specific tonality.

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions

Fratres also exists as three-part music with added variations for the solo instrument. Between each pair of segments, a recurring, harmonically empty percussion motif — the refuge — offers a moment of contemplation before the next chord sequence.

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For instance, in the first half of the first segment, the eight chords are: The following diagrams fratges the starting points for the falling and rising halves of segment number two.

Listening to multiple incarnations back-to-back provides a unique experience. The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound.

Fratres – Arvo Pärt Centre

Built on a constant open fifth A-E drone, the entire piece is delicately poised somewhere between A major and minor. Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away. 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.

I’m a little fratees about the middle voice. For the eight falling chords the chords that build up the first half of the first segmenteach voice simply moves around the circle, counter-clockwise, until it completes a full revolution at the eighth chord. If you enjoy solving puzzles, you may wish to search for these patterns yourself.

Scored arbo violin and piano. Best to all, karl freefriends. I’ve found some sheet music but I’m so bad at reading them, I can’t translate it reliably: I work with very few elements — with one voice, with two voices. Horizontally, ten refuges separate nine segments.

Both these journeys begin at the indicated note, e. What a truly breathtaking composition! The low voice starts at C. I’ve been returning to this page for a couple of years now, and I point it out to other people on a regular basis, too. 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:. Why four consecutive C: That would be too dissonant.


Please report any abuse, such as insults, slander, spam and qrvo material, and I will fratree appropriate actions. Very good mathematical description. The three notes of a triad are like bells. Vertically, the piece is divided into two drones an A and an E that last throughout the piecethree moving voices low, middle and high and some percussion claves and bass drum.

I am completely amazed by Fratres and am listening to all the versions on my online music service as the piece is new to me. Discuss this page Disclaimer: I just want to extend my heartfelt thanks for this beautiful rendition of Fratres.

Just wondering, your thoughts appreciated. It has been used in numerous movie soundtracks and dance shows. Thank you for your analysis, which I found rather interesting.

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