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John Tavener: Song for Athene; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis; The Lamb et al.

Audio Samples

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Tavener, John : Funeral Ikos, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Away in a Manger, for chorus or treble & chorus
>Tavener, John : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Lament of the Mother of God
>Tavener, John : Annunciation
>Tavener, John : Thunder Entered Her
>Tavener, John : God is with us

Album Summary

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
>Tavener, John : Funeral Ikos, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Away in a Manger, for chorus or treble & chorus
>Tavener, John : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Lament of the Mother of God
>Tavener, John : Annunciation
>Tavener, John : Thunder Entered Her
>Tavener, John : God is with us
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Spanning over 20 years of his career, this anthology surveys some of John Tavener's most treasured choral works, exploring the contemplative, spiritual quality that has come to define his music. From the haunting sonorities of The Lament of the Mother of God and The Lamb to the profoundly moving Song for Athene, the works collected here are heartfelt, meaningful and deeply powerful.



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Works Details

>Tavener, John : Song for Athene
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/09/2008-07/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1993

>Tavener, John : The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (12/12/1998-12/14/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1982

>Tavener, John : Funeral Ikos, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/18/1994-07/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1981

>Tavener, John : Away in a Manger, for chorus or treble & chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2004

>Tavener, John : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/18/1994-07/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Tavener, John : Lament of the Mother of God
  • Performer: Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral (01/24/1994-01/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Tavener, John : Annunciation
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral (01/24/1994-01/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1992

>Tavener, John : Thunder Entered Her
  • Performers: David Dunnett (Organ); William Kendall (Tenor); Iain Simcock (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral (01/24/1994-01/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1990

>Tavener, John : God is with us
  • Performers: David Dunnett (Organ); William Kendall (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Notes: Winchester Cathedral (01/24/1994-01/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987