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Tavener: We Shall See Him As He Is/Eis Thanaton/Theophany

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CHAN 241-42
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Tavener: We Shall See Him As He Is/Eis Thanaton/Theophany
Release Date: June 2012
Originally recorded in 1992
Composer (b. 1944)
Sir John Tavener
Solo soprano
Patricia Rozario
Solo tenor
John Mark Ainsley
Solo tenor
Andrew Murgatroyd
Choral
BBC Welsh Chorus
Choral
Britten Singers
Choral
Chester Festival Chorus
Orchestra
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Solo bass
Stephen Richardson
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Royal Albert Hall, London
Venue
Blackheath Concert Halls, London
Venue
Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre
Producer (We Shall See Him As He Is, Eis Thanaton)
Ralph Couzens
Producer (Theophany)
Chris Webster
Producer (Assistant: We Shall See Him As He Is)
Mike George
Engineer (Eis Thanaton)
Ben Connellan
Engineer (Theophany)
Richard Lee
Engineer (Assistant: We Shall See Him As He Is, Eis Thanaton)
Richard Smoker
Engineer (Assistant: Theophany)
Andrew Lang
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR JOHN TAVENER

(b. 1944)

We Shall See Him As He Is (1990)

61:08
Ikon of the Beloved
John Senter cello
1.
Refrain. The Unfolding of the Great Mystery
3:32
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Ikon I
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Ikon II
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Ikon III - Refrain
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Ikon IV
3:49
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Ikon V - Refrain
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Ikon VI
6:16
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Ikon VII - Refrain
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Ikon VIII
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Ikon IX
3:09
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The Tomb
0:59
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12.
Ikon X
7:40
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13.
Ikon XI
4:23
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Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Solo: John Mark Ainsley tenor
Solo: Andrew Murgatroyd tenor

Eis Thanaton (1986)

37:50
a Ritual
Sung in Greek
14.
Son: 'To this shrine of the first Christians' -
14:56
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Mother: '…Ask me not. Never search the inexpressible mystery of death' -
12:14
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Son: 'Wait! Do not forsake your grieving son'
10:40
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Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Solo: Stephen Richardson bass

Theophany (1992-93)

29:03
for pre-recorded tape and orchestra
Jeremy Birchall all male voices, including 'Adam' solo
Margaret Feaviour 'Eve' solo
17.
Section 1 -
11:42
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Secton 2
17:21
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Conductor: Richard Hickox
23 July 1992 (We Shall See Him As He Is)
4 February 1994 (Eis Thanaton)
5 May 1994 (Theophany)

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SIR JOHN TAVENER

(b. 1944)
COMPACT DISC ONE

We Shall See Him As He Is (1990)

61:08
Ikon of the Beloved
John Senter cello
1.
Refrain. The Unfolding of the Great Mystery
3:32
2.
Ikon I
2:13
3.
Ikon II
3:02
4.
Ikon III - Refrain
7:35
5.
Ikon IV
3:49
6.
Ikon V - Refrain
9:45
7.
Ikon VI
6:16
8.
Ikon VII - Refrain
6:36
9.
Ikon VIII
2:01
10.
Ikon IX
3:09
11.
The Tomb
0:59
12.
Ikon X
7:40
13.
Ikon XI
4:23
Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Solo: John Mark Ainsley tenor
Solo: Andrew Murgatroyd tenor
COMPACT DISC TWO

Eis Thanaton (1986)

37:50
a Ritual
Sung in Greek
1.
Son: 'To this shrine of the first Christians' -
14:56
2.
Mother: '…Ask me not. Never search the inexpressible mystery of death' -
12:14
3.
Son: 'Wait! Do not forsake your grieving son'
10:40
Solo: Patricia Rozario soprano
Solo: Stephen Richardson bass

Theophany (1992-93)

29:03
for pre-recorded tape and orchestra
Jeremy Birchall all male voices, including 'Adam' solo
Margaret Feaviour 'Eve' solo
4.
Section 1 -
11:42
5.
Secton 2
17:21
Total time: 67:06
Conductor: Richard Hickox
23 July 1992 (We Shall See Him As He Is)
4 February 1994 (Eis Thanaton)
5 May 1994 (Theophany)




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