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John Tavener: Ikon of Light - 70th Birthday Special Edition / The Sixteen, Christophers

Audio Samples

>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
>Tavener, John : Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, for chorus
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Tavener, John : The Tyger, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Ikon of Light
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Eonia, for chorus

Album Summary

>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
>Tavener, John : Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, for chorus
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Tavener, John : The Tyger, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Ikon of Light
>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Eonia, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In celebration of Sir John Tavener's 70th birthday on January 28, The Sixteen is proud to re-release its acclaimed recording Ikon of Light in a special slipcase version. The program features a number of works including "The Lamb," "The Tyger," and "Eonia," which Sir John especially requested The Sixteen record.

BBC Music Magazine
There are surprises in this remarkable collection... presented in an authoritative performance under the direction of Harry Christophers.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London; St Michael's Church, Highgate, London.



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Works Details

>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: Tfhe Sixteen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1985

>Tavener, John : Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, for chorus
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Tavener, John : The Tyger, for chorus
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1987

>Tavener, John : Ikon of Light
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 26 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Tavener, John : Today the Virgin, for chorus
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1989

>Tavener, John : Eonia, for chorus
  • Performers: Rick Koster (Violin); Ivan McCready (Cello); John Metcalfe (Viola)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1989