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Tavener - Ikon of Light

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Harry Christophers


The Sixteen


The Duke Quartet



Venue:

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London


St Michaels Church, Highgate, London



Producer:

Peter Hayward


Andrew Keener



Engineer:

Mike Hatch


Mike Clements



Record Label
Coro Records

Genre:

Choir




Total Time - 67:24
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JOHN TAVENER

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1 

A Hymn to the Mother of God

3:26
2 

Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God

5:01
3 

The Lamb

3:41
4 

The Tyger

6:07
   
 

Ikon of Light

 
5 Movement 1 - Fos I, Doxa 5:03
6 Movement 2 - Piu Intensita 3:19
7 Movement 3 - Trisagion I 2:39
8 Movement 4a - Mystic Prayer to the Holy Spirit 5:59
9 Movement 4b 3:14
10 Movement 4c 4:43
11 Movement 4d 3:17
12 Movement 4e 2:45
13 Movement 5 - Trisagion II 2:47
14 Movement 6 - Fos II 3:51
15 Movement 7 - Epiphania 4:01
   
16 

Today the Virgin

2:49
17 

Eonia

4:42


Despite the mystic beauty of his music, John Tavener’s place in Western music is a controversial one. His desire to create musical ikons for a time in which he believes ’man has lost his belief not only in God, but also in himself’ is provocative. Yet part of the attraction of his music must surely arise from its symbolic nature, a reflection of his deeply-held Orthodox faith.
This collection covers a wide range of Tavener’s celebrated choral output and includes his immediately popular setting of William Blake’s The Lamb, and the luminously spiritual, Ikon of Light.

"As time goes by, I find Harry Christophers’ music-making more and more captivating ..."

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