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TAVENER, J.: Ex Maria Virgine (Clare College Choir)


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TAVENER, J.: Ex Maria Virgine (Clare College Choir)

Admired for the sheer beauty of his meditative and mystical music, John Tavener writes of his Ex Maria Virgine, which was dedicated to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in joyful celebration of their marriage: “I have set both familiar and less well known texts, and linked them with an expanding and contracting phrase ‘Ex Maria Virgine’. This refers to Mary the Mother of God—‘The Eternal Feminine’—and should be sung with great radiance and femininity.” The other, mainly unaccompanied, works reveal Tavener’s response to various poetic texts that also praise the Virgin Mary.

Tavener, John
Bible - New Testament / Traditional / Woodward, George Ratcliffe / Dearmer, Percy / Ravenscroft, Thomas / Ballet, William, lyricist(s)

  Ex Maria Virgine
1.   Verbum caro 00:01:40
2.   Nowell! Nowell! Out of Your sleep 00:03:28
3.   Remember O Thou Man 00:06:28
4.   Sweet was the Song 00:04:08
5.   Ave Rex Angelorum 00:03:53
6.   There is no Rose 00:04:16
7.   Ding! Dong! Merrily on high 00:02:39
8.   Rocking 00:02:37
9.   Unto us is born a Son 00:07:19
10.   Verbum caro 00:01:29

Tavener, John
Watkins, Vernon, lyricist(s)

  Birthday Sleep
11.   Birthday Sleep 00:05:27

Tavener, John
Seferis, George, lyricist(s)

  O, Do Not Move
12.   O, Do Not Move 00:02:00

Tavener, John
Yeats, William Butler, lyricist(s)

  A Nativity
13.   A Nativity 00:02:14

Tavener, John
Schuon, Frithjof, lyricist(s)

14.   Marienhymne 00:04:42

Tavener, John

  O Thou Gentle Light
15.   O Thou Gentle Light 00:04:41

Tavener, John
Walker, Keith, lyricist(s)

16.   Angels 00:06:45

Total Playing Time: 01:03:46

Tavener, John

Ballet, William; Bible - New Testament; Dearmer, Percy; Ravenscroft, Thomas; Schuon, Frithjof; Seferis, George; Traditional; Walker, Keith; Watkins, Vernon; Woodward, George Ratcliffe; Yeats, William Butler

Brown, Timothy

Clare College Choir, Cambridge

Berkieta, Stefan; Jacobs, Simon Thomas; McVinnie, James

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572168

Barcode: 0747313216871

Physical Release: 11/2008

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