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Polyphony: Tavener

Song NameComposer
Birthday SleepJohn Tavener
Butterfly DreamsJohn Tavener
The Second ComingJohn Tavener
Schuon HymnenJohn Tavener
As one who has sleptJohn Tavener
The Bridal ChamberJohn Tavener
Exhortation and KohimaJohn Tavener
ShunyaJohn Tavener

If John Tavener's music has always been concerned with eternity, and if it has always confounded those who have horizons no wider than Western traditions of the recent past, it is also true to say that the ways in which he has dealt with the sacred in his work have been characterized by considerable variety, and have never ceased on occasion to surprise. Initially, surprise was caused by his stripping away of the unnecessary, his quest for the musically - and therefore the spiritually - essential. This quest led to a vast outpouring of music, encompassing a great many miniatures and large-scale compositions of the stature of the Vigil Service and Eis Thanaton. 'The power of Tavener at his best is fully unlocked by Polyphony and Stephen Layton, whose sensitivity to the sacred and human in his music communicates in every work on this disc' (Classic FM Magazine).

Item code: 8106C | 1 CD | $18.98 |add item to cart
Choral | England
CDA 67475

Related: English Choral CDs