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Tavener: Fall & Resurrection

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2000

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 1999

Artists:

City of London Sinfonia


Richard Hickox


Stephen Richardson

bass

Michael Chance

counter-tenor

Martyn Hill

psaltis

Patricia Rozario

soprano

St Pauls Cathedral Choir


BBC Singers



Venue:

St Pauls Cathedral, London (Live)



Producer:

Ralph Couzens


James Whitbourn


Hans Petri

(Executive)

Engineer:

Andy Payne


Brian Prior



Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Choir


Contemporary

Total Time - 61:49
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Fall and Resurrection

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  Part I  
1 Silence, darkness: In the beginning, before time 1:15
2 Representation of Chaos 1:32
3 Paradise 6:08
4 The Serpent 2:43
5 Catastrophe: The Implications of the Fall 6:34
6 Adam's Lament 1:07
7 The Lament of Mankind 3:46
   
  Part II  
8 Prediction 16:39
   
  Part III  
9 The Incarnation of the Logos 17:40
10 Cosmic Dance of the Resurrection: All is transfigured 4:25
 Patricia Rozario soprano
 Michael Chance counter-tenor
 Martyn Hill psaltis
 Stephen Richardson bass
 Richard Hickox
  4 January 2000  
Richard Hickox conducts Fall and Resurrection – Tavener’s celebration of the passing of the millennium.

Fall and Resurrection was commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and was dedicated by Tavener to HRH The Prince of Wales.

This ‘live’ recording was made at the world premiere performance in St Paul’s Cathedral; on 4 January 2000, broadcast live on Radio 3 and subsequently televised on BBC2.

A DVD and video to accompany this release will be available later in the year.

Richard Hickox’s previous two Tavener discs on Chandos have been extremely well received.

Fall and Resurrection is a deeply religious work. It tries to encompass, in brief glimpses, the events which have taken place since the beginning of time, but with reference to Christian doctrine. The work begins in total silence, in the Paradise of God. Building from this silence, deep hushed notes develop into a colossal storm, the pre-creation chaos. Out of this chaos God’s world is created, in which Adam and Eve sing to each other and to God. A rams-horn sounds The Fall, and the first section of the work closes with ‘Paradise lost’.

In the second section of the work, verses or hints from the prophets and the psalms are sung by the countertenor, interspersed with dance-like music for the kaval (a form of the nay flute). The third and final section, introduced by the organ represents an eternal act. At the moment of crucifixion, an apparent return to the thunderous cacophony of the uncreated chaos occurs.

Tavener says the work should be performed in a building with a large acoustic. The resonance of ancient instruments – the kaval, the rams-horn trumpet and the Tibetan temple bowls – brings to mind and soul something primordial, something lost, something innocent, something wild and untamed.

Richard Hickox conducts Fall and Resurrection – Tavener’s celebration of the passing of the millennium.

Fall and Resurrection was commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and was dedicated by Tavener to HRH The Prince of Wales.

This ‘live’ recording was made at the world premiere performance in St Paul’s Cathedral; on 4 January 2000, broadcast live on Radio 3 and subsequently televised on BBC2.

A DVD and video to accompany this release will be available later in the year.

Richard Hickox’s previous two Tavener discs on Chandos have been extremely well received.

Fall and Resurrection is a deeply religious work. It tries to encompass, in brief glimpses, the events which have taken place since the beginning of time, but with reference to Christian doctrine. The work begins in total silence, in the Paradise of God. Building from this silence, deep hushed notes develop into a colossal storm, the pre-creation chaos. Out of this chaos God’s world is created, in which Adam and Eve sing to each other and to God. A rams-horn sounds The Fall, and the first section of the work closes with ‘Paradise lost’.

In the second section of the work, verses or hints from the prophets and the psalms are sung by the countertenor, interspersed with dance-like music for the kaval (a form of the nay flute). The third and final section, introduced by the organ represents an eternal act. At the moment of crucifixion, an apparent return to the thunderous cacophony of the uncreated chaos occurs.

Tavener says the work should be performed in a building with a large acoustic. The resonance of ancient instruments – the kaval, the rams-horn trumpet and the Tibetan temple bowls – brings to mind and soul something primordial, something lost, something innocent, something wild and untamed.



Richard Hickox conducts Fall and Resurrection – Tavener’s celebration of the passing of the millennium.

Fall and Resurrection was commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and was dedicated by Tavener to HRH The Prince of Wales.

This ‘live’ recording was made at the world premiere performance in St Paul’s Cathedral; on 4 January 2000, broadcast live on Radio 3 and subsequently televised on BBC2.

A DVD and video to accompany this release will be available later in the year.

Richard Hickox’s previous two Tavener discs on Chandos have been extremely well received.



Fall and Resurrection is a deeply religious work. It tries to encompass, in brief glimpses, the events which have taken place since the beginning of time, but with reference to Christian doctrine. The work begins in total silence, in the Paradise of God. Building from this silence, deep hushed notes develop into a colossal storm, the pre-creation chaos. Out of this chaos God’s world is created, in which Adam and Eve sing to each other and to God. A rams-horn sounds The Fall, and the first section of the work closes with ‘Paradise lost’.

In the second section of the work, verses or hints from the prophets and the psalms are sung by the countertenor, interspersed with dance-like music for the kaval (a form of the nay flute). The third and final section, introduced by the organ represents an eternal act. At the moment of crucifixion, an apparent return to the thunderous cacophony of the uncreated chaos occurs.

Tavener says the work should be performed in a building with a large acoustic. The resonance of ancient instruments – the kaval, the rams-horn trumpet and the Tibetan temple bowls – brings to mind and soul something primordial, something lost, something innocent, something wild and untamed.

Richard Hickox conducts Fall and Resurrection – Tavener’s celebration of the passing of the millennium.

Fall and Resurrection was commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and was dedicated by Tavener to HRH The Prince of Wales.

This ‘live’ recording was made at the world premiere performance in St Paul’s Cathedral; on 4 January 2000, broadcast live on Radio 3 and subsequently televised on BBC2.

A DVD and video to accompany this release will be available later in the year.

Richard Hickox’s previous two Tavener discs on Chandos have been extremely well received.



Fall and Resurrection is a deeply religious work. It tries to encompass, in brief glimpses, the events which have taken place since the beginning of time, but with reference to Christian doctrine. The work begins in total silence, in the Paradise of God. Building from this silence, deep hushed notes develop into a colossal storm, the pre-creation chaos. Out of this chaos God’s world is created, in which Adam and Eve sing to each other and to God. A rams-horn sounds The Fall, and the first section of the work closes with ‘Paradise lost’.

In the second section of the work, verses or hints from the prophets and the psalms are sung by the countertenor, interspersed with dance-like music for the kaval (a form of the nay flute). The third and final section, introduced by the organ represents an eternal act. At the moment of crucifixion, an apparent return to the thunderous cacophony of the uncreated chaos occurs.

Tavener says the work should be performed in a building with a large acoustic. The resonance of ancient instruments – the kaval, the rams-horn trumpet and the Tibetan temple bowls – brings to mind and soul something primordial, something lost, something innocent, something wild and untamed.



Nowhere will this music sound better than in St Paul’s Cathedral. Rozario, Chance, Martyn Hill and Stephen Richardson were adept soloists and the combination of the BBC Singers and St Paul’s Cathedral Choir could hardly be bettered.
The Financial Times

The performers excelled.’
The Observer

‘The performers excelled.’
The Observer

‘Patricia Rozario sang the fiendishly difficult soprano part marvellously.’
The Sunday Telegraph

Patricia Rozario sang the fiendishly difficult soprano part marvellously.
Sunday Telegraph

‘Nowhere will this music sound better than in St Paul’s Cathedral. Rozario, Chance, Martyn Hill and Stephen Richardson were adept soloists and the combination of the BBC Singers and St Paul’s Cathedral Choir could hardly be bettered.’
The Financial Times




*****
M Earley

*****
C Arratoon