Cantique features the music of iconic Estonian composer Arvo Prt. In celebration of Prt's 75th birthday, Estonian-born and American-raised conductor Kristian Jrvi leads the Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor in the performance of Cantique. The album includes Prt's 'Symphony No. 3' and the world premiere recordings of the orchestral and choral version of his 'Stabat mater' (1985/2008) and 'Cantique des degrs' (1999/2002) for choir and orchestra. Cantique represents the culmination of a lifelong friendship between Jrvi and Prt. The album was produced by Florian Schmidt and recorded at Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin in February 2010. The orchestra - Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin - is one with which Kristjan Jrvi has collaborated for more than a decade, and hails from Berlin, Prt's home for many years outside of Estonia. Cantique is available on vinyl for the first time and contains an insert.