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TAVENER, J.: Fall and Resurrection (PAL/NTSC)



TAVENER, J.: Fall and Resurrection (PAL/NTSC)

Sir John Tavener

Patricia Rozario, Michael Chance, Martyn Hill,
Stephen Richardson, BBC Singers, St Paul's Cathedral Choir, City of London Sinfonia

"Fall and Resurrection tries to encompass, in brief glimpses, the events which have taken place since the beginning of time, and before time…In one sense, Fall and Resurrection is a kind of musical metaphysics, but it came to me as a vision. In either case, I hope that it contains a message of hope for the next millennium. The beauty and love with which the Holy Spirit quickens the celestial image-archetypes are identical to the beauty and love with which He quickens their created counterparts. And just as it is Divine beauty that sets in motion the movement whereby God reveals His potentiality in manifest forms, so it is the same beauty which rouses in created beings the aspiration for higher existence that is latent in all of us. Fall and Resurrection is dedicated to HRH The Prince of Wales, and it is written in loving memory of my Father"
Sir John Tavener

Region Code: All Regions
Picture format: 16/9 anamorphic
Running time: 98 mins
Sound format: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Menu languages: GB
Subtitle languages: GB
Cat. No.: OA 0841 D PAL/NTSC (DVD 10)

'The Eye of the Heart' Sir John Tavener talks about his beliefs and music

Introduction & interview with Sir John Tavener by Stephanie Hughes

'Although one can never fully capture the atmosphere of a live performance, this DVD…brings you as close as you can get. Indeed for a piece of music…that largely consists of a series of grand effects perhaps it is even in some way enhanced on DVD. The vast architecture and acoustics of St Paul's Cathedral are exploited to the full in a colourful kind of son et lumiére which is well captured by intelligent camera work and very clear surround sound. There are some wonderful aural effects; for example, the thundering climax of the final 'Cosmic Dance of the Resurrection', with full organ and peal of Easter bells, is quite overwhelming… This is a well presented 'collector's edition', providing everything possible to increase the listener's appreciation of the piece.'
Choir & Organ

'By any standards, the closing minutes made an overwhelming impression… A thunderous climax echoed round the great dome of St Paul's…'
The Times

'From the opening where the hall was swathed in a purple light and a shimmering sound, to the climax complete with blaring ram's horns, Fall and Resurrection conveyed the right balance of structure and feeling, of heart and soul.'
The Express

Tavener, John

Tavener, John

Label: Opus Arte

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: OA0841D

Barcode: 0809478000310

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Release Date: 09/2002

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