“In the beginning was the Word”… so begins the 2014 publication In Principio. The Word in Arvo Pärt’s Music. As Michael Pärt, the composer’s son and Chairman of the Arvo Pärt Centre, which published the book, explains, this quote from John 1:1 in the King James Biblewas chosen because, “Arvo Pärt’s music is text driven. The choice of text is very important, as well as how Arvo lives with the text in order to digest it and...

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