Musically oriented readers in the New York area may be interested in The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt , a ten-week course being offered at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Yonkers. The course, says the teacher, theology professor Peter Bouteneff, “will uncover the composer’s personal history, his musical influences, and his compositions. His works will be studied in terms of his signature technique of  tintinnabuli,  a system that Pärt himself describes in terms of ‘suffering and consolation, sins and their forgiveness, the human voice and the divine.’”

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