Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
An avowedly spiritual composer who caught the public admiration in this secular age, John Tavener's was a compositional voice unlike any other and the increasingly wide-ranging spirituality of his music - which, in his later years, embraced Islam and Hinduism as well Christianity - is reflected in this concert. Long-time collaborators the Tallis Scholars perform two works composed for them - 'Ikon of Light', completed in the 1980s, and 'Requiem Fragments' which is one of the final works Tavener completed before his death last year.
Tavener: Ikon of Light
Tavener: Requiem Fragments (BBC commission; world premiere)
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Peter Phillips (conductor).