Tavener: Ikon of Light (CD)

Gimell
$34.99
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GIMSE404
Artist:
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

'Perhaps the time is right for the musical establishment (and the record industry) to begin to recognize Tavener as one of our most gifted and important composers of choral music. I hope so, for a talent so prodigious and special as his appears all too infrequently in today’s climate of intellectually orientated creativity … 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 Magazine 

‘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 beat’ - BBC Music Magazine

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Tracklisting:

Tavener:   

Ikon of Light
Digital recording made in Merton College Chapel, Oxford, on January 10th & 11th, 1984
with members of the Chilingirian String Quartet

Funeral Ikos
Digital recording made in Merton College Chapel, Oxford, on January 10th & 11th, 1984

The Lamb
Digital recording made in Merton College Chapel, Oxford, on January 10th & 11th, 1984
Sir John Tavener

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Analogue recording made in Charterhouse Chapel, Godalming, on January 4th and 5th, 1982
Jeremy White (soloist)