PART: Music for Unaccompanied Choir
by Noel Edison
Released: Sep 2006
These a capella works, sung by the Elora Festival Singers under Noel Edison, highlight Estonian composer Arvo Part's harmonically complex sacred works created between 1990 and 2001. While "Triodion" is lovely, bare contemplation, "Kanon Pokajanen" radiates an uncomfortable intensity of odd, glistening harmonies. Each breath of the ensemble is shaped perfectly in synch so that the whole group works like a church organ.