Friday, July 8, 2011

Pärt and Pope

I did not know that the great "composer Arvo Pärt performed his Vater unser (Our Father) for Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood" and "also presented the Pope with a copy of the manuscript, which is dedicated to him" — Universal Edition: music for the Pope. Listen — Arvo Pärt - Vater Unser.

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