Eternity's Sunrise

Listen to music by John Tavener for this edition of New Sounds. We'll hear "Eternity's Sunrise," written for superhuman soprano, handbells, and Baroque instrumental ensemble and based on poetry by William Blake. According to the composer, "the concept of solo soprano (representing earth) at ground level, handbells (representing the angels) at an intermediate position, and the main baroque ensemble at a high level (representing heaven) fitted exactly with the Blake text which I had decided to set." Tavener dedicated the piece to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. That, and more.

PROGRAM #2773, John Tavener & His Musical Influences (First aired on Thursday, 3-06-08)





Russian Orthodox Chants


Magnificat [2:30]

Unesco/Auvidis #8301 Out of print, but try auction sites or University Libraries

John Tavener

Eternity’s Sunrise

Eternity’s Sunrise [11:00]

Harmonia Mundi #907231** *

Russian Orthodox Chants


O ye Apostles [2:30]

See above.

Ivan Moody

Passion And Resurrection

Ikon I – Incarnation [3:30] Ikon 6 – The Deposition from the Cross [12:30]

Hyperion #66999

Chanticleer & Haydn and Handel Society of Boston

Lamentations and Praises

John Tavener : Golgotha- The Descent From the Cross [2:00]
Statis I [6:00]
Resurrection In Hades [4:30]

Teldec #41342 **

The Music of Islam

Volume 9: Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes

Suite In Rast, excerpt [4:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13149