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Tavener: Ikon of Light / Phillips, Tallis Scholars


Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Gimell   Catalog #: 404   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  John Tavener
Performer:  Mark ButlerPhilip De GrooteCsaba ErdélyiJeremy White
Conductor:  Peter PhillipsJohn Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Scholars
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Ikon of Light dates from 1984, and is arguably one of his most sublime creations … The Tallis Scholars have a very special affinity and affection for Tavener’s music (he has written a number of works with them in mind) and this is evident from their committed performance of this penetrating and visionary work … superbly recorded in the Gimell tradition … a moving and richly rewarding programme that deserves to win many friends." - Gramophone

"Ikon of Light comes steeped in the traditional soundscape of Orthodox worship and is timeless in its musical response to the idea of an icon opening a window on eternity. It was commissioned by The Tallis Scholars whose atmospheric early recording is hard to
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ikon of Light, for chorus & string trio by John Tavener
Performer:  Mark Butler (Violin), Philip De Groote (Cello), Csaba Erdélyi (Viola)
Conductor:  Peter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Scholars
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1984 
Venue:  Merton College Chapel, Oxford 
Length: 41 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Funeral Ikos by John Tavener
Conductor:  Peter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Scholars
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
Venue:  Merton College Chapel, Oxford 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Scholars
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Venue:  Merton College Chapel, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
Ode of Saint Andrew of Crete by John Tavener
Performer:  Jeremy White ()
Conductor:  Peter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tallis Scholars
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
Venue:  Charterhouse Chapel, Godalming, Surrey, 
Length: 21 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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