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The Deer's Cry
By Arvo Part

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Choral SATB choir
Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). According to the Lorica of St Patrick (~377). World Premiere: in St. Peter's Church Drogheda / Republic of Ireland by State Choir Latvija conducted by Fergus Sheil. Secular, choral. Full score. With Standard notation. Composed 2007. Duration 5 minutes. Universal Edition #UE033723. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE033723).

Item Number: PR.UE033723

ISBN 9783702466992. English. According to the "Lorica" of St Patrick (~377).

Commissioned by the Louth Contempory Music Society, Pärt's The Deer's Cry had its world premiere in February 2008 in Louth, Ireland, performed by the State Choir Latvija and conducted by Fergus Sheil. Based on a setting of the poem "St. Patrick's Breastplate" (Christ with me, Christ before me), this five-minute a cappella work evokes peaceful contemplation in both choirs and audiences alike.

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