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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

Three Antiphons (1995)
commissioned by St. Paul's Cathedral for the VE Day Service
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
1995
Duration
7 Minutes
Chorus
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Programme Note
John Tavener Three Antiphons (1995)
Thrinos (Lament) for solo cello was composed late in 1990, for Stephen Isserlis. The title, Tavener writes, 'has both liturgical and folk significance in Greece - the Thrinos of the Mother of God sung at the Epitaphios on Good Friday and the Thrinos of mourning which is chanted over the dead body on the house of a close friend.' Tavener wrote his Thrinos to commemorate the death of a close friend.
Michael Stewart

  • Ensemble
    Choir of St Paul's Cathedral
    Conductor
    John Scott
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