Saturday Morning

Here I am alone with silence.

I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played.

This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me.

~ Arvo Pärt, in Arvo Pärt by Paul Hillier


 


Notes: Quote Source – Your Eyes Blaze Out; Portrait of Avro Part by K. Kikkas

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  1. My FAVOURITE piece by him… I use it for meditation; or when I can’t sleep, I play it once or twice…

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  2. next time you are in a crowd with rain pouring down, listen to this! 😉

    Love Pärt, have been singing Pärt, listen to this CD often … must be the lonely plains of the North. More soothing than the rain…

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  3. Hero Husband just remembered having sung this

    Tears…. one of the most hauntingly beautiful Te Deums ever

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  4. meditation in a note. thank you for sharing this, it is incredibly calming. a great way to begin any morning.

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  5. So very soothing.

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  6. A wonderful start to my Yin inspired day of teaching. Thanks Dave 💛

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    EXACTLY HOW I FEEL: … SILENCE!!
    ‘Here I am alone with silence.
    I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me.’

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  8. I recently began listening to Arvo Pärt in the early mornings as I read my favorite blogs … and especially Spiegel Im Spiegle (for Cello and Piano) and Fur Alina. He’s been a favorite of mine since the turn of the century. Makes me seem old when I say it that way, doesn’t it? Both of these masterpieces remind me of the quote:

    “The music is not in the notes, but …… in the ………….. silence … between ……..” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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  9. Yes!!!!

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  10. ahhhhh, beautiful. will share as a gift from you in a time when one note is so needed.

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  11. ahhhhh, beautiful. will share as a gift from you in a time when one note is so, so needed

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  12. Reblogged this on Carrie's Bench and commented:
    at a time when one note is so healing. thank you, David.

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