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Partita Jesus Christ

Classical/Instrumental • 1998 • Alternative Title: Партита 'Иисус Христос'

Partita Jesus Christ


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Acoustic guitar
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Type of score
For a single performer
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In memory of Denis Asimovich
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In the Partita "Jesus Christ" for solo guitar, D. Asimovich departs from the generally accepted meaning of a partita as of a cycle of dance miniatures. Based on Bible themes he raises eternal questions of Life, Death, Betrayal and Redemption. The first part of the partita, “Garden of Gethsemane ", evokes in listeners’ minds the image of the night prayer of Jesus Christ. Poignant half-tone intonations of the melody and tense harmonies convey the internal state of Jesus, the rhythmic monotony of the bass strike out the last minutes before his arrest. The second part, "On the Mount of Transfiguration", tells us the story of the miraculous transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor, the revelation of his divine nature to his disciples. The repetitions of triplets, in rapid tempo and the creeping chromatic theme veiled in numerous figurations make its sound thrilling. The third part, "The Triumph's Day", is a kind of Resurrection hymn, an ode to Life, Light and the victory over death. In a leisurely succession of well-balanced polyphonic chords and organ points, the listener can easily recognize the spirit of the Baroque Chaconne symbolizing the grand triumphal procession. The partita "Jesus Christ" is one of the most significant works of Denis Asimovich, whose multifarious and multilayer music is always full of light and spirituality. The three parts of the partita are a little over 12 minutes long. Though the atypical number of parts can be explained to symbolise the Divine Trinity, the carefully constructed form of the cycle bears the stamp of something unsaid reflecting the own fate of the composer who lost his life at 33 - at the age of Jesus Christ.

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