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Birthday Sleep
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Birthday Sleep, dating from 1999 and setting a text by the Welsh poet Vernon Watkins – viewed by Tavener as a meditation on the Incarnation – uses similar techniques, and also employs some unexpected harmonic shifts, so that the cadences are variously in G major, E major and B minor, and Watkins’s couplet of repeating lines at the end of each strophe is set in pure F major. The effect is as disconcerting as it is fresh.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2004

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Details for SACDA67475 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-47501
Duration
6'22
Recording date
5 January 2004
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Tavener: Choral Music (CDA67475)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2004
  2. Taverner: Choral Music (SACDA67475)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2004
    Super-Audio CD
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