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Sir John Tavener

CD Discography

This is a list of CDs that are entirely or predominantly Tavener. CDs that contain only one or two works have been omitted. The listing is alphabetical by album title or major work.

Sony 64446

Akathist of Thanksgiving

Akathist of Thanksgiving (slightly abridged)
Westminster Abbey Choir, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martin Neary
Sony Classical SK 64446

BBC/Carlton Classics 15656 91972

Akhmatova Requiem

Akhmatova Requiem; Six Russian Folk Songs
Phyllis Bryn-Johnson (soprano), Elise Ross (soprano), John Shirley-Quick (bass), Nash Ensemble, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
BBC/Carlton Classics 15656 91972

Virgin Classics 45353

Byzantia: The Best of John Tavener

The Protecting Veil (First Movement); God is With Us; The Lamb; The Hidden Treasure (Extract); Funeral Ikos; Annunciation; The Last Sleep of the Virgin (Extract); Angels: Song for Athene
Performers from various Virgin Tavener discs, including Stepehen Isserlis and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Virgin Classics VC5453532

Naxos 8.555256

Christmas Proclamation (aka Choral Music by John Tavener)

God is With Us; Song for Athene; The Lamb; The Tiger; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Funeral Ikos; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Love Bade Me Welcome; As One Who Has Slept; The Lord's Prayer [1999 setting]; Svyati
Christopher Robinson, St. John's College Choir Cambridge
Naxos 8.555256

Hyperion CDA67217


The World; Diodia; Many Years [1998 setting]; Akhmatova Songs
Patricia Rozario, Vanbrugh Quartet
Hyperion CDA67217

Chandos 9440

Eis Thanaton

Eis Thanaton; Theophany
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Stephen Richardson (bass), Jeremy Birchall (male voices), Margaret Feaviour (Voice of Eve), City of London Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
Chandos CHAN9440

Harmonia Mundi HMU907231

Eternity's Sunrise

Eternity's Sunrise; Song of the Angel; Petra: A Ritual Dream; Sappho: Lyrical Fragments; Funeral Canticle
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Julia Gooding (soprano), George Mosley (baritone), Andrew Manze (violin), Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music, Paul Goodwin
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907231

Chandos 9800

Fall and Resurrection

Fall and Resurrection
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Martyn Hill (psaltis), Stephen Richardson (bass), BBC Singers, Adrian Peacock (voice of God/Christ/ Devil), John Scott Chorus Master, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
Chandos CHAN9800

Harmonia Mundi HMU907285

The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face; Apokatastasis; Nipson (also contains pieces by Taverner, Purcell and Picforth)
Fretwork, Michael Chance, Nicholas Daniel
Harmonia Mundi HMU907285

Gimell 8/Philips 454905-2

Ikon of Light

Ikon Light; Funeral Ikos; The Lamb
The Tallis Scholars, Members of the Chilingirian Quartet, Peter Phillips
Gimell 5/Philips 454905-2

Collins Classics 14052

Ikon of Light

Ikon of Light; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Today the Virgin; The Tyger; The Lamb; Eonia
The Sixteen, Members of the Duke Quartet, Harry Christophers
Collins Classics CD 14052

Cala 88023


Thunder Entered Her; The Lamb; The Tyger; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Responsorium in Memory of Annon Lee Silver; Song for Athene; Eonia; God is With Us
BBC Singers, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Simon Joly
Cala CD 88023

Sony 66613


The Lamb; Innocence; The Tyger; Annunciation; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch; Song for Athene
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Graham Titus (bass), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Alice Neary (cello), English Chamber Orchestra, Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary
Sony Classical SK 66613

Warner 41342

Lamentations & Praises

Lamentations and Praises, a liturgical drama
Warner (Elektra/Asylum) 941342-2

Virgin Classics 45023

The Last Sleep of the Virgin

The Last Sleep of the Virgin; The Hidden Treasure (also contains string quartet versions of Summa and Fratres by Pärt)
The Chilingirian Quartet, Iain Simcock (handbells)
Virgin Classics VC5450232

Ikon 2009

The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (abridged)
The Europa Singers, Clive Wearing
Ikon Records C IKOS 8E (Cassette only) IKON 2009 CD version (2000) features Panikhida and Apolytikion for St. Nicholas (from Panikhida cassette)

Collins Classics 70232

Mary of Egypt

Mary of Egypt; Interview with John Tavener
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Chloe Goodchild (contralto), Stephen Varcoe (bass), Choristers of Ely Cathedral, Britten-Pears Chamber Choir, Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Lionel Friend
Collins Classics 70232

Orthodox Vigil Service

Orthodox Vigil Service
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Francis Grier
Ikon Records IKO 16/17 (Cassette only)

Sony 61753

Out of the Night

Out of the Night (4 performances); Canticle of the Mother of God; Thrinos; Ikon of the Nativity (also contains 3 works by Arvo Pärt)
Claron McFadden (soprano), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Jane Atkins (viola), Moray Welsh (cello), Alistair Blayden (cello), Michael Stirling (cello) Taverner Choir, Andrew Parrott
Sony SK61753

Ikon Records C IKO 21


Panikhida; Ikon of St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne; Apolytikion for St. Nicholas; Funeral Ikos (also contains two works by Ivan Moody)
Voces Angelicae, Ivan Moody
Ikon Records C IKO 21 (Cassette only)

Virgin Classics 59052

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil; Thrinos (also contains a work by Britten)
Steven Isserlis (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Virgin Classics VC 7 59052-2

Tring 48 (Intersound 2847)

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil; Thrinos; Eternal Memory
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Justin Brown
Tring TRP 048 (Intersound 2847)

Sony 62821

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil; Wake Up… And Die
Yo Yo Ma (cello), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman
Sony SK 62821

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil (also contains a work by Michael Nyman)
Josephine Knight (cello), English Sinfonia, Bramwell Tovey
Carlton Classics 30366 01092

Naxos 8.554388

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil; In Alium
Maria Kliegel (cello), Eileen Hulse (soprano), Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa
Naxos 8.554388

Telarc 80487

The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil; The Last Sleep of the Virgin
F. Springuel (cello), I Fiamminghi, Rudolph Werthen
Telarc CD 80487

Collins Classics 20052

The Repentant Thief

The Repentant Thief
Andrew Marriner (clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
Collins Classics 20052 (CD single)

Hyperion CDA66464

Sacred Music by John Tavener

The Uncreated Eros; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; The Lamb; Two Hymns to the Mother of God; Today the Virgin; God is With Us; Ode of St. Andrew of Crete; Love Bade Me Welcome; The Tyger; Eonia
Choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Christopher Robinson
Hyperion CDA 66464

Sacred Music By John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki

Annunciation; Ikon of the Nativity; The Lamb; A Nativity; Today the Virgin: The Lord's Prayer [Original Setting]; Many Years [Original Setting]; Wedding Prayer; He Hath Entered the Heven; The Acclamation (also features works by Pärt and Górecki)
Oxford Pro Musica Singers, Michael Smedley
Proudsound PROU CD 136

RCA Red Seal 68761


Svyati; Eternal Memory; Akhmatova Songs; The Hidden Treasure; Chant
Steven Isserlis (cello), Patricia Rozario (soprano), Kiev Chamber Choir, Moscow Virtuosi
BMG RCA Red Seal 09026 68761 2

Linn Records 85

Tears of the Angels

… depart in peace; My Gaze Is Ever Upon You; Tears of the Angels
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Clio Gould (solo violin), BT Scottish Ensemble, Clio Gould
Linn Records CD CKD 085

Virgin Classics 45035

Thunder Entered Her

Angels; Annunciation; The Lament of the Mother of God; Thunder Entered Her; Hymns of Paradise; God is With Us
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano), William Kendall (tenor), Donald Sweeney (bass), David Dunnett (organ), Iain Simcock (handbells), Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
Virgin Classics VC 5 450352

Collins Classics 14282

To A Child Dancing in the Wind

To A Child Dancing in the Wind; Lamentation, Last Prayer and Exaltation; Mini Song Cycle for Gina; Melina
Patrica Rozario (soprano), John Tavener (piano), Kathryn Lukas (flute), Stephen Tees (viola), Helen Tunstall (harp), Iain Simcock (handbells)
Collins Classics 14282

Harmonia Mundi HMU907271

Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse; Agraphon
Patricia Rozario (Soprano), John Harle (Saxophone), Choir of New College Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, Paul Goodwin
Harmonia Mundi HMU907271

Chandos CHAN9128

We Shall See Him As He Is

We Shall See Him As He Is
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Patricia Rozario (soprano), BBC Welsh Chorus, The Britten Singers, Chester Festival Chorus, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
Chandos CHAN9128

Apple 15 - U.K. Cover
Apple 15 - U.S. Cover

The Whale

The Whale (Part 1);
The Whale (Part 2)
Anna Reynolds (mezzo), Raimund Herincx (baritone), Alvar Liddell (speaker), John Tavener (organ and Hammond organ), The London Sinfonietta, David Atherton
Apple CD SAPCOR 15

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