Arvo Pärt’s Greater Antiphons premiered on 28 May 2016 in Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Mozart & Pärt festival. It was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the commissioners and dedicatees of the work.
Greater Antiphons for string orchestra, is based on the 1988 piece Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen for a cappella choir. As the title indicates, these are antiphons sung in the Roman Catholic liturgy during Evening Prayer on the seven days leading up to Christmas Eve (from 17 to 23 December): one antiphon with a magnificat (the Song of Mary) each day. In many languages these are also known as the Greater Antiphons or O-Antiphons, because each of them begins with a respectfu…
Los Angeles Philharmonic , Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)
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