'I regard The Veil of the Temple
as the supreme achievement of my life and the most important work that I have ever composed.'
Sir John Tavener
Signum Records have re-released the landmark recording of Sir John Tavener’s The Veil of the Temple
. This 2CD set captures the concert-version of this 8-hour work, composed to last through the night until dawn in the manner of the grand vigils of the Orthodox Church. Combining the psalms of a number of different religious, Tavener skilfully blends together a work that is truly all-encompassing in its scale and spiritual fervour.
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This CD was originally released on RCA in 2003 following the world premiere at Temple Church, London.
The Choir of the Temple Church
The Holst Singers
Brass Ensemble of the English Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Rozario soprano
Stephen Layton conductor