List of compositions by Arvo Pärt

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Arvo Pärt in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 2008

This is an incomplete list of works by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

Compositions[edit]

Vocal and choral works[edit]

  • Our Garden for children's chorus and orchestra (1959/2003)
  • Solfeggio for chorus (1964/1996)
  • Credo for chorus, orchestra, and piano solo (1968)
  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten for voices or choir and organ or ensemble (1976/1984)
  • Missa syllabica for chorus and organ (1977/1996)
  • Summa for chorus (1977)
  • Sarah Was Ninety Years Old for three voices, percussion and organ (1977/1990)
  • De profundis for men's voices, percussion (ad lib.) and organ (1980)
  • Passio for soloists, vocal ensemble, choir and instrumental ensemble (1982)
  • Es sang vor langen Jahren for alto, violin and viola (1984)
  • Wallfahrtslied for tenor or baritone and string quartet or string orchestra (1984/2000)
  • Te Deum for chorus, string orchestra and tape (1984–1985/1992)
  • Stabat Mater for 3 voices and string trio (1985)
  • Magnificat for chorus (1989)
  • Miserere for soloists, choir, ensemble and organ (1989/1992)
  • Bogoróditse Djévo (rus. Богородице Дево) for chorus (1990)
  • The Beatitudes (1990)
  • Berliner Messe for SATB soloists or chorus with organ or string orchestra (1990/1992)
  • 7 Magnificat-Antiphonen for chorus (1991)
  • And One of the Pharisees for three voices (1992)
  • Litany for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1994)
  • Cantate Domino canticum novum for chorus or soloists and organ (1996)
  • Dopo la Vittoria for chorus (1996)
  • I Am the True Vine for chorus (1996)
  • The Woman with the Alabaster Box for chorus (1997)
  • Tribute to Caesar for chorus (1997)
  • Kanon Pokajanen for chorus (1997)
  • 2 Slawische Psalmen for chorus or soloists (1997)
  • Triodion for chorus (1998)
  • Como cierva sedienta for soprano, chorus and orchestra (1998)
  • Cantiques des degrés for chorus and orchestra (1999/2002)
  • Cecilia, vergine romana for chorus and orchestra (1999/2002)
  • My Heart is in the Highlands for countertenor and organ (2000)
  • Which Was the Son of... (2000)
  • Littlemore Tractus for chorus and organ (2001)
  • Nunc Dimittis for chorus (2001)
  • Salve Regina for chorus and organ (2001)
  • Zwei Wiegenlieder for two women's voices and piano (2002)
  • Peace upon you, Jerusalem for female chorus (2002)
  • Most Holy Mother of God for four voices (2003)
  • In Principio for chorus and orchestra (2003)
  • Da pacem Domine for four voices (2004)
  • L'Abbé Agathon for soprano, four violas and four celli (2004/2005)
  • Anthem of St John the Baptist written for St John's College, Oxford (2005)
  • The Deer's Cry written for chorus for Louth Contemporary Music Society, Ireland (2008)
  • Adam's Lament for mixed choir and string orchestra (2009)
  • Vater unser (Our Father) (2011)
  • Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fatima (2014)
  • Kleine Litanei (2015)

Orchestral works[edit]

  • Nekrolog for orchestra op.5 (1960)
  • Symphony No. 1: Polyphonic op.9 (1963)
  • Perpetuum mobile for orchestra op.10 (1963)
  • Symphony No. 2 for orchestra (1966)
  • Symphony No. 3 for orchestra (1971)
  • Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte ... for piano, wind quintet, string orchestra and percussion (1976)
  • Fratres for chamber ensemble (1976 and on, many versions)
  • Arbos for eight brass instruments and percussion (1977/1986/2001)
  • Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell (1977)
  • Psalom for string orchestra (1985/1995/1997)
  • Festina Lente for string orchestra and harp (1988)
  • Summa for string orchestra (1991)
  • Silouan's Song for string orchestra (1991)
  • Trisagion for string orchestra (1992)
  • Mein Weg for 14 string players and percussion (1999)
  • Orient & Occident for string orchestra (2000)
  • Lennartile / Für Lennart for string orchestra (2006)
  • La Sindone for orchestra and percussion (2006)
  • Symphony No. 4: Los Angeles (2008)
  • Silhouette (Hommage à Gustave Eiffel) for orchestra and percussion (2009)
  • Swansong (2013)
  • Sequentia (2005/2014)

Works for solo instruments and orchestra[edit]

  • Collage sur B-A-C-H, for oboe, string orchestra, harpsichord, and piano (1964)
  • Pro et Contra, concerto for cello and orchestra (1966, for Mstislav Rostropovich)
  • Credo for chorus, orchestra, and piano solo (1968)
  • Tabula Rasa, double concerto for two violins, string orchestra, and prepared piano (1977)
  • Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion (1992)
  • Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H for trumpet, string orchestra, harpsichord and piano (1994)
  • Darf ich ... for violin, bells and string orchestra (1995/1999)
  • Lamentate for piano and orchestra (2002)
  • Passacaglia for violin, string orchestra and vibraphone (2003/2007, for Gidon Kremer's 60th birthday)
  • "Fratres" for guitar and orchestra (2005 recorded; Manuel Barreuco & Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia)

Instrumental works[edit]

  • Four Easy Dances for Piano, "Music for a Children's Theatre": Puss in Boots, Red-Riding-Hood and Wolf, Butterfly, Dance of the Ducklings, for piano (1956/1957)
  • Partita, Op. 2 (1958)
  • 2 Sonatinen op.1, for piano (1958/1959)
  • Quintettino op.13, for wind quintet (1964)
  • Collage über B-A-C-H for oboe and strings (1964)
  • Ukuaru valss (1973)
  • Für Alina for piano (1976)
  • Pari intervallo in four parts without fixed instrumentation (1976)
    • Version for organ (1980)
    • Version for four recorders (1980)
    • Version for clarinet, trombone and string orchestra (1995)
    • Version for saxophone quartet (2002)
    • Version for two pianos or piano duet (2008)
    • Version for eight or four cellos (2010)
  • Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka for piano (1977)
  • Spiegel im Spiegel for violin or viola or cello and piano (1978)
  • Fratres (1977–1992)
    • Fratres for string quintet or wind quintet (original version)
    • Fratres for violin and piano; or cello and piano; or viola and piano; or double bass and piano
    • Fratres for string orchestra and percussion
    • Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion
    • Fratres for cello/viola/guitar/trombone, string orchestra and percussion
    • Fratres for string quartet
    • Fratres for four percussionists
    • Fratres for 4, 8 or 12 cellos
    • Fratres for three recorder players, cello (or viola da gamba) and percussion
    • Fratres for wind octet and percussion
    • Fratres for chamber ensemble
  • Annum per annum for organ (1980)
  • Hymn to a Great City for two pianos (1984/2000)
  • Festina lente for string section and harp (1988)
  • Trivium for organ (1988)
  • Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler for organ (1989)
  • Summa for string quartet (1990)
  • Psalom for string quartet (1991/1993)
  • Mozart-Adagio for violin, cello and piano (1992/1997, from Mozart's Piano Sonata in F major (K 280))
  • Passacaglia for violin and piano (2003)
  • Für Anna Maria for piano (2006)

Selected discography[edit]

  • Tabula Rasa (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1984)
  • Arbos (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1987)
  • Passio (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1988)
  • Miserere (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1991)
  • Te Deum (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1993)
  • Collage (Chandos Records, CD 1993)
  • Litany (ECM New Series, CD/LP 1996)
  • Beatus (Virgin Classics/EMI, CD 1997)
  • De Profundis (Harmonia Mundi, CD)
  • Kanon Pokajanen (ECM New Series, 2xCD 1998)
  • Sanctuary (Virgin Classics/EMI, CD 1998)
  • I Am The True Vine (Harmonia Mundi, CD 1999)
  • Alina (ECM New Series, 1999)
  • Orchestral Works (Naxos, CD 2000)
  • Te Deum (Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Classics, CD 2000)
  • Orient & Occident (ECM New Series, CD 2002)
  • Summa (Virgin Classics/EMI, CD 2002)
  • Passio (Naxos, CD 2003)
  • Triodion (Hyperion, CD 2003)
  • Pro & Contra (Virgin Classics/EMI, CD 2004)
  • Summa (Naxos, CD 2004)
  • Arvo Pärt: A Portrait (Naxos, Compilation CD 2005)
  • Lamentate (ECM New Series, 2005)
  • Da Pacem (Harmonia Mundi, CD 2006)
  • Triodion • Ode VII • I Am The True Vine • Dopo La Vittoria (Naxos, CD 2006)
  • In Principio (ECM New Series, CD 2009)
  • Symphony No. 4 (ECM, New Series CD 2010)
  • Cantique (Sony Classical Records, SACD 2010)
  • Adam's Lament (ECM New Series 2012)

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