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Mein Weg Hat Gipfel...., Organ

By Arvo Part

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Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). With Standard notation. Universal Edition #UE019545. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE019545).

Item Number: PR.UE019545

Mein Weg was written for organ in 1989, and in 1994 Arvo Part created a version for 14 strings and percussion. The title was inspired by a short poem from Livre des Questions, the magnum opus of the poet Edmond Jabes, who was born in Cairo and emigrated to France in 1957. It reads: My path has long hours,/jolts and pains. /My path has peaks and sea-troughs, / sand and sky. / Mine of thine. The image of life's portentous sea-troughs seems to have found an echo in the work's compositional fabric with its constant, dynamically differentiated upward and downward motion. We can hear it, for example, in the three distinctly structured forms of motion using the same tonal material, each assigned to a different set of instruments. (Wolfgang Sandner).

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