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Tavener: Choral Ikons / Whitbourn, The Choir

Tavener / Whitbourn
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 9007   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Tavener describes his music as resembling ‘ikons in sound’ – a window on to the Divine world. On the album, the London-based ensemble known as The Choir sing a program devoted to Tavener's hauntingly beautiful a cappella choral music..

"The power of the performances is overwhelming and the credit goes to James Whitbourn and his vocal ensemble The Choir" - The Organ.
John Tavener describes his music as resembling ‘ikons in sound’ – a window on to the Divine world. On the album, the London-based ensemble known as The Choir sing a program devoted to Tavener's hauntingly beautiful a cappella choral music..

"The power of the performances is overwhelming and the credit goes to James Whitbourn and his vocal ensemble The Choir" - The Organ.
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Works on This Recording

1. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
2. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale" by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
3. 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 
4. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
5. Annunciation by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; England 
6. A parting gift for Tam Farrow by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
7. As one who has slept by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
8. Hymn of the Unwaning Light by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
9. The Tyger by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987 
10. The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Conductor:  James Whitbourn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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