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Publications

  • Conversations in a Monastery

    The book Vestlused kloostris is based on a series of talks that Hieromonk Raphael (Noica) held at the monastery of St. John the Baptist, in Essex, England. These conversations with the brethren and visitors can be considered as an introduction to the spiritual heritage of St. Silouan the Athonite and St. Sophrony the Athonite.
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  • Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. A Common Denominator. Ühine Nimetaja

    This book embodies a bridge between the dimensions of music, architecture and landscape. The music of Arvo Pärt, the architecture of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano and the surrounding pine forest landscape in Laulasmaa, Estonia join together to form one fused entity.
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  • Ukuaru Waltz, on vinyl

    Ukuaru valss (Ukuaru Waltz) is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and beloved piece by Estonian listeners among Arvo Pärt’s works. The waltz found its first use in Leida Laius’ feature film Ukuaru, which has become an important part of Estonian film history and for which Arvo Pärt wrote the score in 1973. Performers: Arvo Pärt, piano; Juhan Uppin, melodeon.
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  • Ukuaru Waltz

    Ukuaru valss (Ukuaru Waltz) is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and beloved piece by Estonian listeners among Arvo Pärt’s works. The waltz found its first use in Leida Laius’ feature film Ukuaru, which has become an important part of Estonian film history and for which Arvo Pärt wrote the score in 1973. Performer: Arvo Pärt.
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  • Arvo Pärt. Graphic Novel

    Joonas Sildre’s graphic novel Kahe heli vahel (Between Two Sounds) tells of Arvo Pärt’s musical explorations from his childhood until 1980, when the composer’s family was forced to leave Estonia. This period also includes the birth of a new composing technique – tintinnabuli.
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  • Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli style: archetypes and geometry

    The Arvo Pärt Centre published a collection of articles by the Austrian musicologist Leopold Brauneiss – Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli style: archetypes and geometry, which is so far the most thorough and in-depth analysis of Arvo Pärt’s unique composition technique.
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  • Songs from Childhood

    The album Songs from Childhood introduces a selection of children’s songs and piano pieces composed by Arvo Pärt for plays and animations between 1956 and 1970, with close to ten previously unreleased pieces.
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  • In principio

    In principio. The Word in Arvo Pärt’s Music sheds light on a significant aspect of Pärt’s oeuvre – on texts in the composer’s work, on the selection of the texts and also on the Word in a broader and deeper sense. This book brings together 81 texts in nine languages, complete with English translations.
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  • Playing Pärt

    The Playing Pärt DVD released in Spring 2012 is a joint creation by the Arvo Pärt Centre, the Collegium Educationis Revaliae school, the film studio Minor Film and the music publishers Universal Edition.
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  • Vater unser

    Arvo Pärt’s Vater unser, dedicated to Pope Benedictus XVI in 2011 and released as a CD single is the first recording of Arvo Pärt’s Vater unser. Vater unser (Our Father) was created in 2005 from a German prayer for piano and boy soprano or countertenor.
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Due to the restrictions imposed by the Estonian Government the Arvo Pärt Centre is closed until 30th of April.

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