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The John Tavener Collection ()

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composed by John Tavener

The John Tavener Collection is a compilation of short, individual pieces combined with "bleeding chunks" drawn from larger works such as The Protecting Veil. It is not a greatest-hits collection so much as an attempt to represent various aspects of John Tavener's "high holy minimalist" style. The Decca producers have done a good job of putting together a program of pieces that flow into one another, even though they are drawn from diverse sources. The John Tavener Collection is a very pleasant and listenable disc, and even ...

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  1. Song for Athene, for chorus
  2. Today the Virgin, for chorus
  3. The Tyger, for chorus
  4. The Lamb, for chorus
  5. The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra: The Dormition of the Mother of God
  6. The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra: The Protecting Veil
  7. The Veil of the Temple (All Night Vigil), for soprano, chorus, boys' chorus, brass, temple bowls, tamtam, temple bells, organ & India: A Hymn to the Mother of God
  8. The Veil of the Temple (All Night Vigil), for soprano, chorus, boys' chorus, brass, temple bowls, tamtam, temple bells, organ & India: What God is we do not know
  9. Funeral Ikos, for chorus
  10. Thrinos, for cello
  11. God is with us (A Christmas Proclamation), for tenor, chorus & organ
  12. A Christmas Round, for chorus
  13. Elizabeth Full of Grace, for boys' chorus, chorus, Tibetan bowl, organ & strings
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