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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

Monument for Beethoven (2013),
Monument for Beethoven was commissioned by the Southbank Centre. First performance on 18th March 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2013
Duration
14 Minutes
Chorus
SSATB/SSATB
Solo Instrument(s)
organ
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Programme Note
John Tavener Monument for Beethoven (2013),
Monument for Beethoven

O God! Direct my mind!
O God! Raise me up from this grievous depth!

Thou art present throughout the world.

Dona pacem, pacem. (Give us peace, peace.)


Composer's Note
Based on the words of Beethoven's Last Prayer and on Beethoven's music, 'Monument for Beethoven is a humble tribute to a Master. The final section quotes from the closing bars of the 'Missa Solemnis'. (J.T.)

Performances
Date
Title
  • 18 MAR 2014
    Monument for Beethoven World Premiere
    Organ Gala Launch Concert: Pull Out All the Stops
    Royal Festival Hall, London
    Elysian Singers
    John Scott, organ

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