Magazine article Gramophone

Part's Da Pacem, Domine

Magazine article Gramophone

Part's Da Pacem, Domine

Article excerpt

Three recordings that came before Stephen Layton's, and how Gramophone rated them


Part Da pacem. Domine

Hilliard Ensemble/Andrey Boreyko

ECM New Series (F) 476 3048

(43' * DDD)

In Da pacem, Domine (2004), for which Sarah Leonard extends the Hilliard Ensemble's range, Part takes a ninth-century antiphon as his starting point, floating the serene, radiant lines of this prayer for peace with characteristic airy grace, slowly opening up the textures and exploring some tart harmonies before returning to a final consoling chord.

Barry Witherden


Part Da pacem, Domine

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Paul Hillier

Harmonia Mundi (F) HMU90 7401

(65' * DDD)

Given the strict limits on the materials and techniques that Part permits himself, it is remarkable that his work continues to sound fresh and original. This beautiful release is another compelling illustration of the emotional and textural intensity central to his art. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.