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Episode #2773

Eternity's Sunrise

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Monday, April 13, 2009

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)

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Russian Orthodox Chants

Celebrations

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** www.harmoniamundi.com *

Russian Orthodox Chants

Celebrations

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 www.hyperion-records.co.uk

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 ** www.chanticleer.org

The Music of Islam

Volume 9: Mawlawiyah Music of the Whirling Dervishes

Suite In Rast, excerpt [4:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13149 www.harmonies.com

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Comments [2]

John Schaefer from WNYC

John has always been upfront about his health problems - he has Marfan's Syndrome, which affects the heart. He had an episode recently which will prevent him from attending next Thursday's premiere of his new work for multiple string quartets at the Rubin Museum in NY. This has happened before, and when it does Sir John is restricted from traveling by airplane; but he's always bounced back in the past and of course we're hoping will do so again.

Apr. 16 2009 04:40 PM
Maryanne Willoughby from Jersey City NJ

I love John Tavener looks like a great show. Do you know how his health is? Last Time I saw one of his choral pieces here in NYC he was very sick.
Thanks as always for your outstanding choice in music.
Mary Ann

Apr. 13 2009 10:18 PM

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