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Tavener, John

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Most widely held works by John Tavener
Children of men by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 2027. It's been eighteen years since baby Diego was born and now he is dead. As humankind faces extinction, a disillusioned Theo becomes an unlikely champion when he is asked by his former lover to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for
Ikon of light by John Tavener( )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikon of Light for double choir and string trio / Funeral Ikos for chorus a cappella / The Lamb for chorus a cappella. Text: W. Blake
Requiem by John Tavener( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protecting veil by John Tavener( )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Apr. 1991, St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (2nd-3rd works) and May 1991, Studio 1, Abbey Road, London (1st work)
Eternity's sunrise by John Tavener( Recording )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocence by John Tavener( Recording )

19 editions published in 1995 in 5 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choral music, principally unaccompanied
The protecting veil ; Wake up-- and die by John Tavener( Recording )

8 editions published in 1998 and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Total eclipse ; Agraphon by John Tavener( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest in a line of "ikons in sound," Total Eclipse stands as one of the richest, most intensely expressive of Sir John Tavener's ritualistic, spatial/metaphysical tableaux. As he notes in the score, the work is "not dramatic in the Western sense" but channels aspects of an ancient spiritual narrative via an ambitiously symbolic yet characteristically elemental musical inspiration. The sound world of Total Eclipse is as starkly evocative as the Grecian landscape that the composer holds dear. Written for the period instruments of the Academy of Ancient Music, Total Eclipse continues the collaboration documented on the 1999 album Eternity's Sunrise (HMU 907231), whose deeply moving title work for soprano and orchestra was Tavener's response to a 25th-anniversary commission from the Academy. Following the June 20, 2000, premier of Total Eclipse in the City of London's great St. Paul's Cathedral, the Academy, the Choir of New College Oxford, saxophonist John Harle, countertenor Christopher Robson, and tenor James Gilchrist convened with conductor Paul Goodwin and the composer to record the work in nearby Temple Church, chosen for its amenable acoustic and an atmosphere ideally attuned to the timeless, otherworldly address of Tavener's music. 12th-century Knights Templar are buried beneath this medieval sanctuary, with their stone effigies manifest on the round church floor. Soloists were placed in the balconies and the orchestra below to accord with Tavener's spatial plan for the work, with the timpani roiling amongst the effigies. The result was a aural theater. And piquantly juxtaposed with the chaste Baroque strings and boy treble, Harle's soprano saxophone -- the archetypal sound of which drew Tavener at first hearing -- proved a potent protagonist. - Program notes / Bradley Bambarger
Lament for Jerusalem by John Tavener( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Christian, Judaic, and Islamic texts. Sung in Greek and English, it is both a cri de coeur at the loss of peace in a place where religions once co-existed in harmony, and an affirmation of the power of love to bring together all "who seek god, from whatever tradition they come."
Darkness into light ; The bridegroom & other works by John Tavener( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall and resurrection by John Tavener( )

18 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song for Athene ; Svyati ; and other choral works by John Tavener( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder entered her ; The last sleep of the Virgin ; The hidden treasure by John Tavener( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels for chorus and organ. Text: K. Walker / Annunciation for soloists and chorus a cappella / Lament of the Mother of God for soprano and chorus a cappella / Thunder Entered Her for tenor, chorus and organ / Hymns of Paradise for bass, chorus and six violins / God Is With Us for tenor, chorus and organ
Svyati : Steven Isserlis plays the music of John Tavener by John Tavener( )

4 editions published in 1997 in Russian and English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamentations and praises by John Tavener( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protecting veil : for cello and orchestra ; In alium : for soprano, tape and orchestra by John Tavener( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Tavener by John Tavener( )

6 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Tavener provides an opportunity to reflect upon Taveners unique composing career which featured some surprising and dramatic spiritual and stylistic changes since the early success of his cantata The Whale in 1968. He was best known for his choral masterpieces such as The Lamb, Funeral Ikos and The Veil of the Temple all featured in this collection
The repentant thief by John Tavener( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano music by Arvo Pärt( )

12 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tears of the angels by John Tavener( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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