NPR logo Heartfelt Music from Arvo Part

Discover Songs

Heartfelt Music from Arvo Part

Heartfelt Music from Arvo Part

Audio will be available later today.

Hear Magnificat for Choir and Solo Soprano

  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Estonian composer Arvo Part is a 70 year-old "mystic minimalist." hide caption

toggle caption

Arvo Part says he found his musical voice by letting everything unimportant fall away. His heartfelt directness has made him one of today's best-loved composers. We'll hear a concert performance of his 1988 Magnificat. The Bel Canto Company gave the concert at Christ United Methodist Church, in Greenville, North Carolina.