Tavener, John: Essential Tavener (Decca Classics Audio CD)

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Essential Tavener (Decca Classics Audio CD)

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Publisher: Decca

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Essential Tavener provides an opportunity to reflect upon Tavener’s unique composing career which featured some surprising and dramatic spiritual and stylistic changes since the early success of his cantata The Whale in 1968. He was best known for his choral masterpieces such as The Lamb, Funeral Ikos and The Veil of the Temple – all featured in this collection.

Famously, it was Song for Athene, performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, which secured an international reputation for John Tavener. Alongside the original choral version of the work which opens this album, he later arranged the work for Nicola Benedetti and this is presented as the closing track on this album.

Essential Tavener includes the CD premiere of Mother of God, here I stand, taken from the 2006 Alfonso Cuarón film Children of Men soundtrack. The film starred Clive Owen, Michael Caine and Julianne Moore and was nominated for 3 Oscars.

Artists include Nicola Benedetti, Natalie Clein, Stephen Layton, Andrew Litton, The Choir of the Temple Church, The Holst Singers, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Contents and Reviews


The Lamb The Tyger Song for Athene Mother of God, Here I Stand The Dormition of the Mother of God [The Protecting Veil] The Protecting Veil Today the Virgin A Hymn to the Mother of God What God Is We Do Not Know [The Veil of the Temple] Funeral Ikos Threnos God Is With Us [A Christmas Proclamation] A Christmas Round Elizabeth Full Of Grace Dhyana Song for Athene