(1963) written by Arvo Pärt
in the simple scale of C major is an a cappella SATB choir piece. Scored Largo
, the voices enter in different octaves successively with notes from the tone row, forming vertical sound clusters. The lyrics are simply the syllable names of the notes: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si.
I had the pleasure of singing the bass part with Die Zeitlupe
at a concert in St. Michaelkirche, Bremen-Grohn in April 2006.
can be found in 4 Voices
, a choir book with some 200 songs.