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Prom 25: The Tallis Scholars Sing Tavener

Tallis Scholars under Peter Phillips in music composed for them by the late John Tavener: Ikon of Light and Requiem Fragments. With Carolyn Sampson (soprano) and the Heath Quartet.

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)
Heath Quartet
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor).

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • John Tavener

    Ikon of Light

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Ensemble: Heath Quartet.
  • John Tavener

    Reqiuem Fragments

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars.


  • Mon 4 Aug 2014 21:15

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