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Donald Macleod explores how John Tavener begain to broaden his musical horizons, following his second marriage and the success of The Protecting Veil and Song for Athene.

Donald Macleod explores how John Tavener begain to broaden his musical horizons, as he gained money and celebrity following the huge success of The Protecting Veil and Song for Athene.

He married again and his new wife had finally managed to persuade him to move out of his childhood home and even to have children. By this time, Tavener was beginning to broaden his horizons to encompass Sufism, the music of India and the philosophies of Kathleen Raine and Frithjof Schuon. And he began to incorporate non-Western instruments into his music.

With a selection of works that reflect Tavener's new way of thinking, including part of his seven-hour universal hymn to God. - The Veil of the Temple.

Eternity's Sunrise
Patricia Rozario (soprano)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907231 Tr 1

Fall and Resurrection (excerpt)
Patricia Rosario (soprano)
Michael Chance (countertenor)
Stephen Richardson (baritone)
Adrian Peacock (bass)
BBC Singers
St Paul's Cathedral Choir
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Chandos CHAN9800

Ikon of Eros (2nd mvt)
Jorja Fleezanis (violin)
Patricia Rozario (soprano)
Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale
Paul Goodwin (conductor)
Reference RR102CD

Veil of the Temple (excerpt)
Patricia Rozario (soprano)
The Choir of the Temple Church
The Holst Singers
Stephen Layton (conductor)
RCA 82876661542 CD2 Trs 15-18

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    Eternity's Sunrise

    Performer: Patricia Rozario (soprano) Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMU 907231.
  • John Tavener

    Fall and Resurrection (excerpt)

    Performer: Patricia Rosario (soprano) Performer: Michael Chance (countertenor) Performer: Stephen Richardson (baritone) Performer: Adrian Peacock (bass) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: St Paul's Cathedral Choir Performer: City of London Sinfonia Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • Chandos.
    • CHAN9800.
  • John Tavener

    Ikon of Eros (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jorja Fleezanis (violin) Performer: Patricia Rozario (soprano) Performer: Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale Performer: Paul Goodwin (conductor)

    • Reference.
    • RR102CD.
  • John Tavener

    Veil of the Temple (excerpt)

    Performer: Patricia Rozario (soprano) Performer: The Choir of the Temple Church Performer: The Holst Singers Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • RCA.
    • 82876661542.

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