Tavener - Ex Maria Virgine

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Tavener - Ex Maria Virgine



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27th Oct 2008




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A Christmas Sequence for Choir and Organ


Ex Maria Virgine

World Première Recording

James McVinnie (organ)

Birthday Sleep

O, do not move

A Nativity


World Première Recording

O Thou Gentle Light

Stefan Berkieta (baritone)


Simon Thomas Jacobs (organ)


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Admired for the sheer beauty of his meditative and mystical music, John Tavener writes of his Ex Maria Virgine, which was dedicated to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in joyful celebration of their marriage: “I have set both familiar and less well known texts, and linked them with an expanding and contracting phrase ‘Ex Maria Virgine’. This refers to Mary the Mother of God—‘The Eternal Feminine’—and should be sung with great radiance and femininity.”

The other, mainly unaccompanied, works reveal Tavener’s response to various poetic texts that also praise the Virgin Mary.

John Rutter is the producer, editor and engineer on this disc.

“The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge is secure and precise, delivering the text with excellent diction… Strong direction from Timothy Brown.” BBC Music Magazine

John Tavener: Ex Maria Virgine

Verbum caro

Nowell! Nowell! Out of Your sleep

Remember O Thou Man

Sweet was the Song

Ave Rex Angelorum

There is no Rose

Ding! Dong! Merrily on high


Unto us is born a Son

Verbum caro

John Tavener: Birthday Sleep

Birthday Sleep

John Tavener: O, Do Not Move

O, Do Not Move

John Tavener: A Nativity

A Nativity

John Tavener: Marienhymne


John Tavener: O Thou Gentle Light

O Thou Gentle Light

John Tavener: Angels


BBC Music Magazine

December 2008


“…the singing is strong and enthusiastic, even in the most taxing writing, and the sound is bright and clearly focused…”

Gramophone Magazine

January 2009

“Clare College Choir is outstanding throughout with a remarkable security of attack and precise intonation in chord sequences that are sometimes repetitive but never obvious. The acoustic in Norwich Cathedral is a real asset and so is this vivid recording.”

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