Arvo Pärt

Estonian composer

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935[1]) is an Estonian composer. He wrote a large amount of religious music. Pärt is sometimes called a minimalist or 'holy minimalist'. The first piece he wrote used a style called serialism. He is influenced by the sound of Gregorian chant, and has created his own technique for composing, which he calls tintinnabuli.


  1. "Biography". Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2013.