- Holst Singers, The Choir of the Temple Church, The
English Chamber Orchestra
Decca 4750962 - 2003
The John Tavener Collection is a tribute
to one of the most influential contemporary British composers.
Sir John Tavener is renowned for his serenely beautiful music of spiritual
contemplation, inspired by music of the Orthodox Church which he joined
in 1977. After his conversion to the Orthodox religion, he formulated
a unique new idiom, often employing a slow, almost minimalist unfolding
of melodic material, sublime, mystical and very accessible. Tavener's
music has proved enormously popular on disc and this new collection is
designed as the 'must have' Tavener recording.
The collection features new recordings of his most popular choral works
including Song For Athene (notably performed at the funeral of Diana,
Princess Of Wales) and The Lamb.