Funeral Ikos. John Tavener. K. Funeral Ikos Tracklist. 1 Ikon of Light / Funeral Ikos / Carol: The Lamb. Show all albums by John Tavener. Info on the recording by Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars of music by Sir John Tavener. A sacred work for unaccompanied SSATBB choir, using text from The Order For The Burial Of Dead Priests, translated from Greek by Isabel Hapgood.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. John Tavener is just about my favorite contemporary composer, and this song is achingly, stunningly beautiful.

For out of the earth were we mortals made, and unto the earth shall we return again, as thou didst command when thou madest me, saying unto me: Rise now, all ye, and make ready, and when ye are set, hearken ye unto the word.

Other recordings available for download. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Youth and the beauty of the body fade at the hour of death,and the tongue then burneth fiercely, and the tavenee throat is inflamed.

But there was both marriage and the grave, both union and disunion, both laughter and weeping, and ikoss psalm: Get to Know Us. Despite criticisms to the contrary of so-called “minimalists,” these works are varied and require more than one listen to appreciate.

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duneral Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Where then is the glory of this world? In thought I implore ye, hearken unto me: However, the music is wonderful- pure Tavener joy! Where then is comeliness? See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Why speakest thou not, as thou wert wont to speak, but holdest thus thy peace who before with us didst say: At least they did for me.


An ikosaccording to this site”is a short composition that follows the Kontakion, between the Sixth and Seventh Odes of the Canon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Pages with related products.

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Lo l thou hast abandoned us who love thee. And no one then could succour him, but only pined away as they gazed on him, and wept for him in the grave: Why speakest thou no more with us, 0 friend? I first heard this piece in aroundon September 11, at a memorial service for that day. Showing of 7 reviews.

The CD is too loaded to play completely. Why these bitter words of the funerql, O brethren, which they utter as they go hence? The first track does not play. Funeral Ikos is one of the most beautiful and difficult pieces of music I have ever performed. Hush, then ; be dumb.

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Shall we see each other there? Andrew of Crete and a performance of The Lamb conducted by the composer. With ecstasy are we inflamed if we but hear that there is light eternal yonder; That there is Paradise, wherein every soul of Righteous Ones rejoiceth.


Tavener is a British convert funedal Presbyterianism to Eastern Orthodoxy, and writes music for the liturgy; he’s a complete genius, I think.

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For I made not haste to say the psalm: Whither, also, we mortals wend our way, making of our funeral dirge the song: If journeying from a home-land we stand in need of guides, what shall we do when forth we fare to a land to us still all unknown? Or have they forgotten all those who mourn them and funera, the song: But when ye shall sing these things make mention, now and then, of me whom ye have known.

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Shall we see our brethren there? Or have they already forgotten those who mourn them and make the song: Naked wast thou born, O wretched one, and naked there must every man appear. The beauty of the eyes is quenched then, the comeliness of the face all altered, the shapeliness of the neck destroyed ; and the other parts have become numb, nor often say: Customers who bought this item also bought. January Total duration: