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Fratres

By Arvo Part

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Cello, Piano
Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). Set of parts. With Standard notation. Universal Edition #UE019563. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE019563).

Item Number: PR.UE019563

ISBN 978-3-7024-2339-1. With Standard notation.

Fratres (original setting for violin and piano) was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered on August 17th, 1980 at that very place. Composed in Part's very own Tintinnabuli- style, this piece allows many different settings because it is not bound to a specific tone color. "The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. Music must exist of itself . . . two, three notes . . . the essence must be there, independent of the instruments." (Arvo Part).

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 29, 2012 challenging music

    Having known (and loved) the violin and piano music of this piece for years, I was delighted to find a cello arrangement. As a fairly experienced player, I regard this piece as very challenging and advanced. To me, this music is ultimately more suited to violin than cello as the...

    cello part does not seem to quite express the sparkling intensity of the music. That said, it is a lovely piece to explore on cello.

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  • 5

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    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • August 11, 2008 Get to know this modern masterpiece

    Though known in versions for violin or string ensemble, Fratres is very effective for cello and piano. Featured in the film "There Will Be Blood", this piece uses a frantic introduction to set up a set of variations mystic in tone yet building in intensity and difficulty. It does require...

    solid knowledge of upper positions and artificial harmonics.

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