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Tavener: Choral Ikons / Whitbourn, The Choir

Tavener / Whitbourn
Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 855  
Composer:  John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial 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.

As one who has slept, A Hymn to the Mother of God, Song for Athene, A parting gift for Tam Farrow, Annunciation, Magnificent & Nunc dimittis, The Lamb, The Tyger, Hymn of the Unwaning Light and The Lord’s Prayer.

EXTRAS
• Manifestations of God – Sir John Tavener on his choral music. • The parents of Athene talk about the inspiration behind Song for Athene
• The ikon chooses you – Ikon expert Robert J. Roozemond on
Read more spiritual and artistic origins of ikons
• Illustrated booklet with an introduction by Sir John Tavener, an in-depth article on the inspirational power of ikons in English, French and German plus full song texts

Region: All
Running Time: 127 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Subitles: English, Spanish
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Works on This Recording

1. As one who has slept by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2. Hymns (2) to the Mother of God: no 1, Hymn to the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
3. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
4. A parting gift for Tam Farrow by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
5. Annunciation by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; England 
6. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale" by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
7. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
8. The Tyger by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987 
9. Hymn of the Unwaning Light by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
10. The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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