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Peter Maxwell Davies

Taverner (1962-68/1970)

Plays: 8049

Opera in two acts
Act II: Scene 1 (opening)
Duration: 02 mins 32 secs
Martyn Hill/David Wilson Johnson/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oliver Knussen
(p) 2009 BBC (c) 2009 NMC Recordings Ltd
NMC D157

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Text heard on Sample:
John Taverner
My Lord Abbott, you are accused of idolatry, refusal of submission to His Majesty the King, perversion of the Holy Scripture, and rank heresy. How make you answer to these charges?

White Abbot
Sir, it is to their eternal shame that so many religious and others change their beliefs as their clothes, depending on the weather. If this month's law be last month's heresy, then can it not be kept, unless I lose my soul.

John Taverner
Call the Master of Corpus Christi, to witness against him.

Richard Taverner
He did tell us to resist the King's Majesty and continue notwithstanding to the death our allegiance to the Bishop of Rome. We were to resist the Commissioners needs be with force.

The King's desires are to be met; they are justified by reasons and counsel of many learned men who fear God.

John Taverner
Call the woman Rose Parrowe to proclaim his scandal.

You misuse me John.

(c) Copyright 1972 by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd

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