MP3 Audio Samples
This section contains audio samples of some of Arvo Pärt's works. The sound files are in the MP3 format, with a bit rate of 192 kbps. Due to copyright protection regulations, the files below do not contain complete pieces, but only fragments of around 1 minute.

Bogoróditse Djévo (Old Church Slavonic for "Rejoice, Mother of God") was commissioned in 1992 by King's College Choir, Cambridge, for their annual carol service. Here it is performed by the Pro Arte Singers, conducted by Paul Hillier. It is the first track of the album I am the True Vine, released by Harmonia Mundi in 1999. The album was recorded at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, and at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England, throughout 1998.
Size: 1.8 MB | Duration: 1:15
Beginning of the second movement of Collage über B-A-C-H, for strings, oboe, harpsichord and piano. This is track no. 2 of the album Collage, released by the English label Chandos Records in 1993. Performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Neeme Järvi, this album was recorded in All Saint's Church in Tooting, London, in 1992.
Size: 1.9 MB | Duration: 1:18
Opening of Fratres, for violin, strings and percussion. Performed by the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Tamás Benedeck. This track is no. 2 of the album Fratres, released by Naxos in 1995.
Size: 1.6 MB | Duration: 1:11
Beginning of Ode I of the Kanon Pokajanen. Released by ECM Records in 1998 on a 2-CD set, the Kanon Pokajanen was recorded at the Niguliste Church in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 1997. It is performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.
Size: 1.7 MB | Duration: 1:17
Opening of Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johannem. This is the first minute of the Passion of Jesus Christ, performed by The Hilliard Ensemble and conducted by Paul Hillier. This track is from the CD Passio, released by ECM Records in 1988. One of Arvo Pärt's "essentials" without a doubt.
Size: 1.3 MB | Duration: 1:00
Fragment from Statuit ei Dominus. This is the first track of the 1997 Virgin Classics album Beatus. Magnificently performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.
Size: 1.9 MB | Duration: 1:19