The first piece of music i heard by composer Arvo Part was Tabula Rasa, which still stands most likely as my favorite. He is a minimalist composer, who creates deeply emotional music from sometimes seemingly simple interactions. This clip is from the documentary 24 Preludes for a Fugue released in 2005 and is chock full of intimate moments in which you get to see the sort of meditation and thought he puts into the music. It’s generally the kind of music you want to dedicate some amount of time to fully enjoy. It builds and swells usually from very quiet to occasionally quite raucous and lovely. Watch this clip and if you are the slightest bit intrigued, I’d recommend Tabula Rasa as a starting point.
Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa
Arvo Part: 24 Preludes for a Fugue