Arvo Part’s “Credo”: Composition in a Time of Crisis
October 15, 2012 Length: 78:37In 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.
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