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Arvo Part’s “Credo”: Composition in a Time of Crisis

The Saint Katherine College Forum

St. Katherine College, the first ever Orthodox college of the liberal arts and sciences, is pleased to present the following speeches from its lecture series titled “The St. Katherine College Forum.” Recorded on the campus of St. Katherine’s in San Diego, California, the series is open to the public and features a wide array of speakers from the college and elsewhere.

October 2012

Arvo Part’s “Credo”: Composition in a Time of Crisis

In this lecture on Arvo Part, the preeminent Eastern Orthodox composer, Dr. Cecilia Sun, assistant professor music at the University of California, Irvine, explores the ways in which Part's "Credo" composition is formed from a number of diverse musical traditions, including most prominently the work of J. S. Bach. Carefully analyzing the musical structure of "Credo," which contains text from the Nicene creed, Dr. Sun explains how the composition marks a complex transition in Part's oeuvre.

October 15, 2012 Length: 1:18:37

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