Scintilla: After Arvo Pärt by Pasieczny

Scintilla: After Arvo Pärt composed by Marek Pasieczny and played by Krzysztof Pełech , Michal Stanikowski,  and Marek Pasieczny. This comes via Marek Pasieczny’s YouTube. Pretty piece with some darker moments, interesting harmonies and some great ensemble playing.

Some info on the piece: “SCINTILLA (from Latin: ‘spark’) means “a sparkling glittering particle”, “a tiny or scarcely detectable amount”. This miniature is my ‘tribute’ to one of the most significant living composers of our time – Arvo Pärt, and also my personal fulfillment of composing something mystical, profound and saturated with my catholic faith. The piece is divided into three slow movements separated by ‘attacca’. The middle movement titled “Psalm” forms the ‘heart’ of the piece, inspired by and based on the first four entrances (men’s voice lines) of “De Profundis” (for male choir, organ and percussion). Arvo Pärt composed this piece in 1980 (coincidently the year of my birth). The entire work is based mainly on the affiliation between two chords: A flat major and G major.” Read more about the piece in his YouTube description. CD / Stream / Score.

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