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  • Audio CD (3 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000EGD21Y
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37 - 6. "Bogoroditse Devo" (Rejoice, O Virgin)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tavener: Song For AtheneHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op.31 - 10."Tebe poem": ( We praise Thee)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tavener: Exhortation and Kohima - ExhortationHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tavener: Exhortation and Kohima - KohimaHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Pärt: De ProfundisHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 6:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MacMillan: A Child's PrayerElin Manahan Thomas and Grace Davidson and Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 4:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kalinnikov: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchaeschi (Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. MacMillan: A New SongHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 5:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pärt: The Woman With The Alabaster Box (1997)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 6:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rachmaninov: Izhe heruvímï (The Cherubic Hymn)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 5:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stravinsky: Otche nash (Pater Noster)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 1:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tchesnokov: Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda (Bless the Lord, O My Soul)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Stravinsky: Bogoroditsie Dievo (Ave Maria)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Tchesnokov: Tebe Poem (We Hymn Thee)Harry Christophers and The Sixteen 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Pärt: Seven Magnificat Antiphons - O WeisheitHarry Christophers and The Sixteen 1:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Holst: Nunc DimittisHarry Christophers and Julie Cooper and Mark Dobell and The Sixteen 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 

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"All hail the über-choir- choral singing close to perfection." -- The Independent

"Theirs were the voices of angels, a tribute which The Sixteen deserves no less today." -- The Gramophone

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Serghiou Const on 7 May 2010
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In this compilation we listen to the expressive medium of the voice at its best and finest in sublime religious chorals.

The title 'Ikon' correctly reflects the predominance of compositions from the Eastern Orthodox Church even though compositions as a whole are from differing Christian traditions. Compositions were created in the twentieth century but some namely 'Exhortation' and 'Kohima' by John Tavener in the 21st. The commanding majority of composers are renowned and include Sergei Rachmaninov, Arvo Part, John Tavener, James MacMillan, Igor Stravinsky, and Gustav Holst.

Spirituality permeates all compositions but there is individual presence:we experience the serene spirituality of Sergei Rahmaninov's vespers, the passionate spirituality of James MacMillan, the minimalist 'tintinnabulation' compositions of Alvo Part, and the glory of the Church in Gustav Holst.

But all compositions pour balsam on our hearts and rejoice our spirits.
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124 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Fiona W on 9 Mar. 2006
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This is a truly outstanding CD with some of the finest choral music I have ever heard. Conducted by Harry Christophers, The Sixteen really prove themselves as one of the finest ensembles in the world. This album definitely has a spiritual feel to it and this adds a real depth to the music. With work by Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Holst and MacMillan all featured on this disc I really feel that this is The Sixteen’s best work to date. I simply cannot see how this album could be improved and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Absolutely brilliant!
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tawanda! on 15 May 2007
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It has to be said that there is little more versatile as the human voice as an instrument. This proves the point beyond measure.

Clarity, emotion and total respect for the piece are in abundance throughout the album.

Wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MARTIN WILD (AC/DC) on 1 July 2012
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I am steeped in the Western choral tradition, my idea of heaven is Josquin Misere Mei, Deus (De Labyrintho version of course)but this album has opened me up to the whole Eastern tradition and an appreciation of basso profundo within that tradition. The album came out when it looked as if the Sixteen were heading towards Smooth Music eg Renaissance, but intrigued by the title I bought it anyway knowing from their cds and live performances (yes, Renaissance, but also Victoria Requiem and Song of Song Motets) that the singing alone (see other reviewers about that) would justify the purchase whatever the content. And it was well just so very different, took a few listens but then I was hooked. Theres one or two well know pieces such as Athene on it but plenty of others showing what a rich tradition and heritage is captured by this album. De Profundis for example, one of my favourites on the album. and I had the pleasure of hearing them on the tour of the album, though it seemed an AGE after its release. So thanks Harry and the 16 for opening my ears.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Williams on 12 Oct. 2006
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Some of the most beautiful music, sung by one of the greatest singing groups in the world. What more can one say, very emotional and very

enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By clothilda on 23 Jan. 2013
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Radio 3 talks so very much about Harry Christophers Sixteen that I needed to explore works on Amazon and to remind myself that I do not necessarily want new products- it is the opportunity to just listen and not budget too tightly with not new products. Sellers via Amazon are almost always faithful in the quality of their products for sale
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NC De JONG on 28 Aug. 2010
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Absolutely beautiful! I love listening to these quiet and familiar hymns. Although some were totally unknown to my ears. So peaceful. Wonderful cd to give as a present to others who appreciate classical spiritual choir music. And The Sixteen are in my humble opinion, today's finest choir still doing what they do best: singing!
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Sorry, as an old reggae fan I couldn't resist that.

This is actually a very beautiful album covering quite a range of choral music, but all of which is linked by having some connection to the Orthodox tradition; there are "obvious" composers such as Tavener and Part, and less so ones such as Holst and Stravinsky, and works by young James Macmillan (same age as me!).

And, yes, it has a preternaturally beautiful recording of "Song for Athene" on it!
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