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The cover art is a bit jarring, the graphic equivalent of one of those country duets where the voice of a living singer is grafted onto that of a deceased one. But the title work, with Sir John Tavener's final letter to his children read by Simon Russell Beale and then treated musically by Roxanna Panufnik, is undeniably inspiring (you can and should sample it). Of interest beyond this work, though, is the program as a whole, consisting of works by Tavener (many unfamiliar, although the choral Svyati and the cello Threnos ...

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  1. Svyati, for chorus & cello
  2. Heav'nly Harmony, for chorus & organ
  3. Look in thy Glass, for chorus (Three Shakespeare Sonnets)
  4. 99 Words to my Darling Children, for narrator, chorus & cello
  5. Improvisation for cello
  6. Thrinos, for cello
  7. The Tablet of your Heart, for chorus & organ
  8. Maha Maya, for double chorus & organ
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2018, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212051924

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