Arvo Pärt - Sanctuary
Virgin Classics 7243 5 45338 2 2 (European 1st edition)
Virgin Classics 7243 5 45314 2 2 (North American 1st edition).
This is a compilation CD released in 1998 with recordings selected from the EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Classics Catalogues from the years 1994 through to 1997.
Selections conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste:
Track 7. Arvo Pärt (1935-): De profundis (1980) (5:32) Christopher Bowers-Broadbent:organ; Tõnu Kaljuste:percussion; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
A complete listing of the details of the 8 tracks on this compilation is beyond the scope of this website. I would recommend checking CD stores (whether on-line or otherwise) for this information.
Commissions, Dedications and Awards
De profundis is dedicated to the composer Gottfried von Einem.
The score of Arvo Pärt's De profundis is published by Universal Edition Wien.
Other Points of Interest and Links
1. The CD booklet contains only a brief generic biographical note on Arvo Pärt in English and French in the European edition (Catalogue #7243 5 45338 2 2) and English only in the North American edition (Catalogue #7243 5 45338 2 2). Original performers and recording dates are given for all the tracks. This compilation can't really be recommended except to completists or to someone who is seeking a superficial introduction only to Arvo Pärt's music. The "rush-to-market" packaging nature of this set is indicated by the printing of the incorrect birth year for Pärt on the back cover of the European release (1933, instead of the correct year of 1935) which was at least corrected by the time of the North American release.
2. For further information on the Arvo Pärt recording that De Profundis is excerpted from, see the original Beatus 1997 release.
3. The website for Virgin Classics Records is www.virginclassics.com.