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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

Mahamatar (2000),
commissioned by the BBC for Sound on Film
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2000
Duration
14 Minutes
Chorus
boys’ voices
Soloist
low female voice
Solo Instrument(s)
solo cello (optional)
Orchestration
Programme Note
John Tavener Mahamatar (2000),
Mahamatar is one of a few one-off pieces that I've written throughout my life for such artists as Bjork and the Persian singer Parvin Cox. They are deliberately simple, and stand apart from the path of my general development as a composer.

Performances
Date
Title
  • 07 JUL 2013
    Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
    Tecwyn Evans, conductor
  • 14 JUN 2002
    Agora Festival
    Auditorium du Forum Des Images, Paris, France
    Parvin Cox
  • 14 MAR 2002
    Mahamatar Country Premiere
    Miller Theater, New York City
    Sospeso

    Other Dates:
    15 March - Miller Theater, New York City
  • 29 MAY 2001
    Bergen, Norway
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Parvin Cox, voice; Eivind Aadland, conductor

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