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commissioned by Concordia. First performance on 17th July, at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music.
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I wrote this work as a response to the Latin word Lacrimae - 'the tears'. For me this does not suggest an absolute grief, but a bittersweet sorrow, and a longing for paradise. J.T.
25 JAN 2014
Out of the Night
The Last Sleep of the Virgin
John Tavener Celebration Weekend
6pm - St John's Smith Square, London
Students of the Royal College of Music
15 JUL 2008
Wigmore Hall, London
17 MAY 2005
Mark Levy, conductor
17 JUL 2004
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
In celebrating the 400th anniversary of Dowland's [Lachrimae], Mark Levy commissioned seven complementary pieces ... to comprise The New Lachrimae. Sir John Tavener contributes the grave litanies and, for him, unusually chromatic lines of his Lacrimae, before Dowland's last two pavanes wind the sequence down to silence. For once, this proves an interlinking of old and new that genuinely worked.
Bayan Northcott, The Independent,5/23/2005
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