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Ivor Cutler - Cute, (H)ey?
Virgin Classics/EMI Songbook Series 7243 4 96610 2 8 (UK edition only)
This is a compilation set released in 1999 with recordings personally selected by Scottish poet Ivor Cutler from the EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Classics Catalogues and from some other labels. Compilation produced by Ciara Nolan.

Selections conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste:

Track 4. Arvo Pärt: O Weisheit (from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen) (1:48)
Track 5. Arvo Pärt: O Sproß aus Isais Wurzel (from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen) (1:10)
Track 16. Arvo Pärt: O Adonai (from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen) (2:37)
Track 17. Arvo Pärt: O Immanuel (from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen) (2:12)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
A complete listing of the details of the 18 tracks on this compilation is beyond the scope of this website. I would recommend checking UK music stores (whether on-line or otherwise) for this information. EMI Records also has a website for the series at www.songbook-series.co.uk.

Commissions, Dedications and Awards
The Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen were composed for the RIAS Berlin Chamber Choir. Music Publishers
The score of Arvo Pärt's Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen is published by Universal Edition Wien.

Other Points of Interest and Links
1. Ivor Cutler wrote brief notes on each of his selections for this compilation. The note on the Arvo Pärt selection states that "Arvo Pärt's Beatus manages to combine rich, warm harmonic song with just the right amount of juxtaposed semitones, which jar the teeth and raise the hackles delightfully. Pärt is great." 2. The Arvo Pärt selections are not tracked in their original order and only 4 of the 7 Magnificat-Antiphons are available on this compilation. 3. For further information on the original Arvo Pärt recording, please see the Beatus 1997 release details page. 4. The website for Virgin Classics Records is www.virginclassics.com.