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The Essential John Tavener On Naxos

Tavener / Van Raat / St. Johns College Choir
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8505239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van RaatMaria KliegelEileen HulseAngharad Gruffydd Jones,   ... 
Conductor:  Takuo YuasaJeremy SummerlyTimothy BrownChristopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster OrchestraChoir of LondonChoir of London Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"John Tavener is a master of sonic masonry, constructing vast cathedrals of both solemnity and exultation within the head and heart. Religious proclivity is not a prerequisite to uncovering the ecstasies in these scores, and the magnetism of each infuses even the most vexed of minds with hope and tranquility."
- Doyle Armbrust (Time Out Chicago)
"John Tavener is a master of sonic masonry, constructing vast cathedrals of both solemnity and exultation within the head and heart. Religious proclivity is not a prerequisite to uncovering the ecstasies in these scores, and the magnetism of each infuses even the most vexed of minds with hope and tranquility."
- Doyle Armbrust (Time Out Chicago) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Zodiacs by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2. Ypakoë by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Palin by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4. Mandoodles by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
5. Pratirupa by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 29 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6. In Memory of Cats by John Tavener
Performer:  Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. The Protecting Veil by John Tavener
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Length: 45 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8. In Alium by John Tavener
Performer:  Eileen Hulse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Length: 14 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Lament for Jerusalem by John Tavener
Performer:  Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano), Peter Crawford (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of London,  Choir of London Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, England 
Length: 54 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10. Ex Maria Virgine by John Tavener
Performer:  James McVinnie (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), Simon Jacobs (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir
Written: 2005; England 
11. Birthday Sleep by John Tavener
Performer:  Simon Jacobs (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), James McVinnie (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 
12. O, do not move by John Tavener
Performer:  James McVinnie (Organ), Simon Jacobs (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
13. A Nativity by John Tavener
Performer:  Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), Simon Jacobs (Organ), James McVinnie (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
14. Marienhymne by John Tavener
Performer:  Simon Jacobs (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), James McVinnie (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Written: 2005; England 
15. O thou gentle light by John Tavener
Performer:  James McVinnie (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), Simon Jacobs (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; England 
16. Angels by John Tavener
Performer:  Simon Jacobs (Organ), Stefan Berkieta (Baritone), James McVinnie (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
17. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. The Tyger by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Funeral Ikos by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. Hymns (2) to the Mother of God: no 1, Hymn to the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
22. Love bade me welcome by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
23. As one who has slept by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
24. God is with us by John Tavener
Performer:  Robert Houssart (Organ), Jonathan Bungard (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
25. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Collegium Regale" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
26. Hymns (2) to the Mother of God: no 2, Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
27. The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
28. Svyati by John Tavener
Performer:  Timothy Hugh (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Protecting Veil: Section 1
The Protecting Veil: Annunciation
The Protecting Veil: The Incarnation
The Protecting Veil: Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross
The Protecting Veil: Christ is Risen!
The Protecting Veil: The Dormition of the Mother of God
The Protecting Veil
In alium: Section A
In alium: Section B
In alium: Section C
In alium: Section D
Zodiacs
Ypakoe
Palin
Mandoodles
Pratirupa (version for piano): Pratirupa
In Memory of Two Cats

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