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Tavener: Total Eclipse, Etc / Goodwin, Harle, Rozario, Et Al


Release Date: 05/11/2004 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 807271   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Tavener
Performer:  James GilchristPaul GoodwinJohn HarlePatricia Rozario
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicOxford New College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“This is music that aspires to convey a sudden flash of insight that resonates through eternity. Tavener […] ranges fearlessly over time, space and tradition. The standing ovation that followed was testament to both the work’s impact on the audience and his cult status.”
“Tavener has made something fresh, new and timeless from apparently basic elements. “An immediate and moving metaphor for profound human experiences of transformation.” – The Independent

“If there was one thing I wanted to do, it would be to re-instate the sacred into music.” – JOHN TAVENER

This selection was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Contemporary Composition" ('Total Eclipse'). This is a hybrid
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Works on This Recording

1.
Total Eclipse by John Tavener
Performer:  James Gilchrist (Tenor), Paul Goodwin (Countertenor), John Harle (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Agraphon by John Tavener
Performer:  Patricia Rozario (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 

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