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Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a short canon in A minor, written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, for string orchestra and bell. The work is an early example of Pärt's tintinnabuli style, which he based on his reactions to early chant music. Its appeal is often ascribed to its relative simplicity; a single melodic motif dominates and it both begins and ends with scored silence. However, as the critic Ivan Hewett observes, while it "may be… read more

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  • Avatar for white_lemur
    Absolutely Beautiful music....nothing more to be said about it!!! [2] Just masterpiece.
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    compassion and pity and sorrow and empathy are all here
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    nice song
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    به نام مرگ که با شمایلی زخم خورده از میان ظلمتِ راه و نشیبِ دشت خود را به فراز رساند و ناقوس را به صدا درآورد.
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    in memory of my beloved big brother
  • Avatar for LordofMordor74
    Calling Instrumental pieces songs? Oh gosh, the horror of it all
  • Avatar for StuartHaden1
    I agree with BamBino 1951. Excellent work of art. I just don't understand why people continuously refer to instrumental works as songs. Not just in reference to this selection but across the musical spectrum. Has the devolution of modern grammar left me that far behind in the dust? They are probably young US citizens brain washed by TV and social media.

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