Referring to Arvo Pärt’s music as ‘ambient’ is a bit like swearing in church, I guess.
But still, there are similarities. Listen, for example, to Da pacem Domine, and you’ll probably be remembering some of the earlier ambient works of Brian Eno (Music for Airports 2/1, to be specific).
The Hilliard Ensemble as always guarantee a flawless and heavenly performance.
Be prepared that the main part of this album, Lamentate, is really something else. This music for piano solo and orchestra was inspired by ‘Marsyas” by Anish Kapoor – a giant weird piece of art exhibited in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London.