Systematic and detailed analysis of the work of this extremely popular composer, providing description, context, examples, and commentary.
1. Prelude: resonant texts [ 1];
2. Credo: 1955-76;
3. Interlude: audible light;
4. Passio: 1976-82;
5. Interlude: the numinous encounter;
6. Kanon: 1982-97;
7. Interlude: performance practice;
8. Lamentate: 1997-2003;
9. Adam's Lament: 2003-15;
Andrew Shenton is on the faculty of Boston University, and is a leading expert on the music of Arvo Part. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Part (Cambridge, 2012), and is the author of Olivier Messiaen's System of Signs (2008). Active as a performer, he has premiered more than ninety pieces, and has more than thirty recordings to his credit.