Various Artists including Maria Kliegel (cello), Ralph van Raat (piano), Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Choir of London and Orchestra, Choir of St John's College Cambridge
The late Sir John Tavener's music is supremely beautiful and highly popular. The Protecting Veil is a best-selling masterpiece, Song for Athene was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana, and The Lamb is an enduring choral favourite. This unique set brings together 5 acclaimed Naxos recordings by outstanding artists.
CD 1 - Tavener The Protecting Veil, In Alium
CD 2 - Tavener Zodiacs, Ypakoe, Palin, Mandoodles, Pratirupa, In Memory of Two Cats
CD 3 - Tavener Ex Maria Virgine, Birthday Sleep, O Do Not Move, A Nativity, Marienhymne, O Thou Gentle Light, Angels
CD 4 - Tavener Lament for Jerusalem
CD 5 - Tavener God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation, Song for Athene, The Lamb, The Tiger, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Funeral Ikos, Hymn to the Mother of God, Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, Love bade me welcome, As one who has slept, The Lord's Prayer, Svyati 'O Holy One'
Running Time: 5 hr 10 min
'John Tavener is a master of sonic masonry, constructing vast cathedrals of both solemnity and exultation within the head and heart. Religious proclivity is not a prerequisite to uncovering the ecstasies in these scores, and the magnetism of each infuses even the most vexed of minds with hope and tranquility.' (Time Out Chicago)