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Sir John Tavener: The Protecting Veil ()

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Sir John Tavener's The Protecting Veil announced a new voice in holy minimalism in the late 1980s, and the work remains one of Tavener's most popular. All-instrumental, with a prominent cello part, the work is a favorite of English chamber orchestras. Cellist Matthew Barley, leading the Sinfonietta Riga, manages to stand out from the collection of recordings on the market, however. It's not just that Barley leads the orchestra from his own cello, difficult though this may be. The entire program unfolds as a single utterance ...

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  1. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, poem by William Butler Yeats
  2. The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra
  3. The Mother of God, poem by William Butler Yeats
  4. Mother and Child, for chorus, organ & Hindu temple gong
  5. I heard the gypsy's violin play, poem by Frithjof Schuon (from "World Wheel," No. 27)
  6. The Song of Separation and Waiting
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Sir John Tavener: The Protecting Veil
2019, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212058527


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