Tavener: Ypakoë

Tavener: Ypakoë

Tavener: Ypakoe
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 492
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • …Depart In Peace…
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Patricia Rozario Clio Gould Matthew Rooke Scottish Ensemble

    …Depart In Peace…

    25:11
    $14.40
  • Trisagion
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) The Wallace Collection

    Trisagion

    12:29
    $7.20
  • Two Hadiths
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Canty

    Two Hadiths

    09:12
    $4.80
  • Ypakoe: Arise, O God
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Elena Riu

    Ypakoe: Arise, O God

    02:04
    $2.40
  • Ypakoe: Let all mortal flesh keep silent
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Elena Riu

    Ypakoe: Let all mortal flesh keep silent

    04:00
    $2.40
  • Ypakoe: Weep not for me, O mother
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Elena Riu

    Ypakoe: Weep not for me, O mother

    04:15
    $2.40
  • Ypakoe: The Lord awoke us as one that sleepeth
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Elena Riu

    Ypakoe: The Lord awoke us as one that sleepeth

    05:39
    $4.80
  • Ypakoe: Remember us also, O Lord
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) Elena Riu

    Ypakoe: Remember us also, O Lord

    05:35
    $4.80

Total running time: 68 minutes.

Album information

This collection celebrates the music of John Tavener, one of the best known and popular composers of his generation; it brings together performances by Canty, The Wallace Collection, Scottish Ensemble and Elena Riu. John Tavener, who passed away in 2013, was described as "among the very best creative talents of his generation" by The Times.

Tavener wrote the extraordinarily moving ...Depart in Peace... following the death of his father. Written for soprano, violin, tanpura and strings it features Eastern elements and a glittering setting of the Song of Simeon; Patricia Rozario and Clio Gould are outstanding soloists in this beautiful piece. 

Originally pronounced unplayable, Tavener's Trisagion was premiered by John Wallace in 1985 who recorded it with his own ensemble, The Wallace Collection. Containing Stravinskian flourishes whilst balancing fanfare-like passages with solemn chorales, the players more than meet the virtuosic challenges.

Written especially for them, Canty gave the world-premiere recording of Two Hadiths which explores the sonorities of the bray harp in meditative settings of the poetic sayings of the Prophet Mohammed.

The title work Ypakoë, a series of meditations on the death of Jesus, was specially written by Tavener for Elena Riu and originally premiered on her recording Piano Icons For The 21st Century, which was a Gramophone ‘Critics' Choice': "my disc of 2000 is without hesitation Elena Riu's extraordinarily fine CD."