Publisher: Chester Music
Hymn to the Holy Spirit (1987),
commissioned by Channel 4 Television
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Hymn to the Holy Spirit was written for Christ Church Choir, Oxford and first performed on television at a concert in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios. The Hymn is a magnification and invocation to the Holy Spirit 'to come and abide in us'.
Without the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit, no art concern with the sacred could exist.
John Tavener 1992
Christ Church Cathedral Choir