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Ikon [CD]

The 16, harry christophers Audio CD
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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 (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,925 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)The Sixteen 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tavener: Song For AtheneThe Sixteen 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op.31 - 10."Tebe poem": ( We praise Thee)The Sixteen 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tavener: Exhortation and Kohima - ExhortationThe Sixteen 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tavener: Exhortation and Kohima - KohimaThe Sixteen 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Pärt: De ProfundisThe Sixteen 6:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MacMillan: A Child's PrayerThe Sixteen 4:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kalinnikov: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchaeschi (Lord, Now Lettest Thou Thy Servant)The Sixteen 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. MacMillan: A New SongThe Sixteen 5:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pärt: The Woman With The Alabaster Box (1997)The Sixteen 6:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rachmaninov: Izhe heruvímï (The Cherubic Hymn)The Sixteen 5:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stravinsky: Otche nash (Pater Noster)The Sixteen 1:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tchesnokov: Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda (Bless the Lord, O My Soul)The Sixteen 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Stravinsky: Bogoroditsie Dievo (Ave Maria)The Sixteen 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Tchesnokov: Tebe Poem (We Hymn Thee)The Sixteen 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Pärt: Seven Magnificat Antiphons - O WeisheitThe Sixteen 1:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Holst: Nunc DimittisThe 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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly chorals 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Ikon-ic 9 Mar 2006
By Fiona W
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars goosepimples 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 23 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Widened my horizons 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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sixteen excell 28 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Peaceful 10 Mar 2014
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Beautiful, peaceful music which takes you to another place and time. Wonderful singing, as always from The Sixteen and Harry Christophers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In an Orthodox stylee....
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... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful album.
I bought this to add to my CD collection and I was not disappointed. It is truly wonderful and listening to it transports you to another place. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fi
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
The Sixteen are the best in class by a wide margin. This is butifully sung music to chill out to
Published 17 months ago by Buzby
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic present
I bought this as a present for my Dad, who likes classical music of all kinds, and he loves it, very relaxing.
Published 19 months ago by Mavis
5.0 out of 5 stars ikon
Thankyou for delivery of CD. The cd is in excellent condition and I found it to be excellent value for money.
Published on 31 Aug 2010 by M. Boland
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music - But Solemn
I bought this as a wedding anniversary present for my husband as he is a great admirer of The Sixteen's music. However, I did not realise it was mainly solemn laments. Read more
Published on 6 July 2009 by Sandra A. Hardingham
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime
It is so refreshing and reassuring to hear choral singing of this quality. Never one for the main stream repertoire it is delightful to listen pieces that do not often get an... Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2009 by In4tune
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT AS EVER!
The Sixteen, excellent as ever! What more can I say - except perhaps that O Weisheit is definitely my favourite track, albeit fairly short!
Published on 13 May 2009 by strudel trigg
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