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Publisher: Chester Music

Two Hymns to the Mother of God (1985)
Two Hymns t the Mother of God were first performed on 14th December 1985 by the Choit of Winchester Cathedral conducted by Martin Neary.
Work Notes
(i) Hymn to the Mother of God (ii) Dormition of the Mother of God
Text Writer
St Basil
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
1985
Duration
7 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
English
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Programme Note
John Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God (1985)
These Two Hymns were written in memory of my mother. The first is for double choir, and is a setting of a text from the Liturgy of St Basil. It speaks of the almost cosmic power attributed to the Mother of God by the Orthodox Church. The second comes form the Vigil Service of the Dormition (of falling asleep) of the Mother of God. She invites the apostles to gather form the end of the earth to bury her body in Gethsemane, and asks her to receive her spirit.

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  • Ensemble
    St George's Chapel Choir
    Conductor
    Christopher Robinson
    Hyperion:
  • Ensemble
    Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
    Soloist(s)
    Timothy Hugh, cello
    Conductor
    Christopher Robinson
    Naxos:
  • Ensemble
    The Sixteen / Duke Quartet
    Conductor
    Harry Christophers
    Collins:
  • Ensemble
    The Choir
    Conductor
    James Whitbourn
    Opus Arte:
  • Ensemble
    York Minster Chapel House Choir
    Conductor
    Jane Sturmheit
    Guild:
  • Ensemble
    Vasari Singers
    Conductor
    Jeremy Backhouse
    EMI Eminence:
  • Ensemble
    Cambridge Singers
    Conductor
    John Rutter
    Collegium:
  • Ensemble
    Westminster Abbey Choir / English Chamber Orchestra
    Conductor
    Martin Neary
    Sony:
  • Ensemble
    BBC Singers
    Conductor
    Simon Joly
  • Ensemble
    Choir of Temple Church / Holst Singers / English Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Natalie Clein, cello (extracts only of The Protecting Veil and The Veil of the Temple)
    Conductor
    Stephen Layton
    Decca:
  • Ensemble
    Lincoln Cathedral Choir
    Conductor
    Aric Prentice
    Guild:
  • Ensemble
    Gabrieli Consort
    Conductor
    Paul McCreesh
    Deutsche Grammophon:
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