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 is performed by the boy soprano Heldur Harry Põlda and the composer on the CD recorded by Estonian Record Productions and released in cooperation with the Arvo Pärt Centre. It was recorded in the Estonia concert hall on 30 March, 2011. The sound engineer was Tanel Klesment, and the recording producer was Peeter Vähi.
Vater unser (Our Father) was created in 2005 from a German prayer for piano and boy soprano or countertenor.
The CD single comes with the score included in the booklet.
Heldur Harry Põlda, boy soprano
Arvo Pärt, piano
Label: Estonian Record Productions ̶ ERP 4711
Designer: Mart Kivisild
Sound engineer: Tanel Klesment
Format: CD, Single
Booklet: 4 pages, including a score
Duration: 3′ 01”
The CD single is available from the Arvo Pärt Centre webshop.
Listen to a fragment of Vater unser: