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Tavener: Sacred Music [Christopher Robinson, St George's Chapel Choir Windsor] [Hyperion: CDH55414]


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While John Tavener’s name is today known all over the world, it was familiar to concert-goers in Britain from the early success of his cantata The Whale in 1968, a success renewed twenty years later with The Protecting Veil. What brought him to an even wider public, however, was Song for Athene, performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, which had an impact that could ... Read more in Amazon's John Tavener Store

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  • Conductor: Christopher Robinson
  • Composer: Sir John Tavener
  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00C3K9DNK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,233 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Uncreated Eros [4'25]
2. Magnicat and Nunc dimittis Collegium Regale Magnificat [7'08]
3. Magnicat and Nunc dimittis Collegium Regale Nunc dimittis [3'09]
4. The Lamb [3'28]
5. Two Hymns to the Mother of God Hymn to the Mother of God [2'26]
6. Two Hymns to the Mother of God Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God [3'40]
7. Today the Virgin A Christmas carol [2'32]
8. God is with us A Christmas proclamation [5'26]
9. Ode of Saint Andrew of Crete [19'52]
10. Love bade me welcome [4'24]
11. The Tiger [4'32]

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Arguably Britains greatest living choral composer, Sir John Taveners music is performed in churches and cathedrals throughout the land and at the most important state occasions. This glorious recording from the choir of St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle, includes The Lamb, perhaps one of the best-known choral works of the late twentieth century.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By brian rowley on 27 Dec 2013
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an excellent CD giving a flavour of a most talented composer of the modern era also well sung by the st georgers chior
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SCARED OF MUSIC? 4 Feb 2014
By Hank Napkin - Published on Amazon.com
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this is perhaps one of the most curious approaches to the recording of scared music that i have yet heard. unlike the nearly perfect balance struck between close-mic clarity and ambient mics to capture the spatial characteristics of the location -- i'm thinking of ECM releases in particular, and their range from near-studio levels of control found on the recordings of many works by arvo pärt to the splendid sense of place captured on rolf lislevand's releases -- this recording offers essentially no delineation between the performers and the acoustic space, resulting in blurry and hazy reproduction that features a persistent hump (clot?) hovering around 400Hz. the effort would have been better served by recording the performers dry and then running the results through a convolution reverb.
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Tavener 11 Sep 2013
By John Mozisek - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my very favorite type of music. I was quite impressed by the Choirs performance. It seems to me that virtually all English choirs can do magnificent jobs.
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