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

Tavener, John
Watkins, Vernon, lyricist(s)

  Birthday Sleep
11.   Play with flash player Birthday Sleep 00:05:27

Tavener, John
Seferis, George, lyricist(s)

  O, Do Not Move
12.   Play with flash player O, Do Not Move 00:02:00

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

  A Nativity
13.   Play with flash player A Nativity 00:02:14

Tavener, John
Schuon, Frithjof, lyricist(s)

14.   Play with flash player Marienhymne 00:04:42

Tavener, John

  O Thou Gentle Light
15.   Play with flash player O Thou Gentle Light 00:04:41

Tavener, John
Walker, Keith, lyricist(s)

16.   Play with flash player 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

Release Date: 11/2008

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