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John Tavener: "Choral Ikons" Unaccompanied Choral Music [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tavener, John : As one who has slept
>Tavener, John : Hymn to the Mother of God
>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Tavener, John : A parting gift for Tam Farrow
>Tavener, John : Annunciation
>Tavener, John : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale"
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Tavener, John : The Tiger
>Tavener, John : Hymn for the Unwaning Light
>Tavener, John : The Lord's Prayer
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Choir sings Sir John Tavener's hauntingly beautiful unaccompanied choral music in a stunning virtual reality restoration of the ancient Hagia Sophia church in Constantinople. Orthodox ikons enrich the visual tapestry, enhancing the full richness of Tavener's mystic inspiration.

The Choir sings Sir John Tavener's hauntingly beautiful unaccompanied choral music in a stunning virtual reality restoration of the ancient Hagia Sophia church in Constantinople. Orthodox ikons enrich the visual tapestry, enhancing the full richness of Tavener's mystic inspiration.

"...technical wizards created a virtual-reality reconstruction of the Sophia as it would have been in the sixth century... It's rather like owning an evening of high-class arts broadcasting with the added fun of being able to watch what you want when you want to." - The Gramophone

"The singing is, by and large, excellent. The sheer physical power of the full ensemble in the Magnificat is quite overpowering, and there are some sublime moments of reflective calm, too..." - International Record Review

Nomination - Gramophone Awards 2002
Top 50 DVDs 2002 - Gramophone
Penguin Guide - 3 stars

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 127 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround, Dolby 5.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish



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Works Details

>Tavener, John : As one who has slept
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Tavener, John : Hymn to the Mother of God
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1985

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Tavener, John : A parting gift for Tam Farrow
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Tavener, John : Annunciation
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1992

>Tavener, John : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale"
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1986

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1982

>Tavener, John : The Tiger
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1987

>Tavener, John : Hymn for the Unwaning Light
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Tavener, John : The Lord's Prayer
  • Conductor: James Whitbourn
  • Ensemble: The Choir
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral