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As one who has slept

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Liturgy of St Basil for Great and Holy Saturday

 
The earliest piece in this anthology, As one who has slept (1996), comes almost at the end of this long chain of works. It deals, in an extraordinarily transparent fashion and with the simplest of musical means, with Christ’s harrowing of Hell: the period, commemorated on Holy Saturday, when the agony of the Crucifixion is behind us and we are in a state of expectancy before the proclamation of the Resurrection.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2004

Située presque en bout de cette chaîne d’œuvres, As one who has slept (1996), la plus ancienne pièce de la présente anthologie, évoque, d’une manière extraordinairement transparente et avec les moyens musicaux les plus simples, la descente aux enfers du Christ: ce moment est commémoré le Samedi saint, quand le supplice de la Crucifixion est derrière nous et que nous sommes dans l’expectative, avant la proclamation de la Résurrection.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 2004
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Das früheste Stück der auf dieser CD eingespielten Werke, As one who has slept (Spur, 1996), entstand fast am Ende dieser langen Werkreihe. Es dreht sich, in einer außerordentlich transparenten Art und Weise und mit den einfachsten musikalischen Mitteln, um Christus’ Abstieg zur Hölle: jenen am Karsamstag beschriebenen Zeitraum, wenn die Qualen der Kreuzung hinter uns liegen und wir von den Erwartungen auf die Verkündung der Auferstehung erfüllt sind.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 2004
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Recordings

Dreamland
HYP41Super-budget price sampler
Tavener: Choral Music
CDA67475
Tavener: Choral Music
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67475Super-Audio CD

Details

Track 12 on CDA67475 [4'03]
Track 2 on HYP41 [4'03] Super-budget price sampler
Track 12 on SACDA67475 [4'03] Super-Audio CD

Track-specific metadata for HYP41 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-47512
Duration
4'03
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 12
    Release date: September 2004
  2. Dreamland (HYP41)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2009
    Super-budget price sampler
  3. Tavener: Choral Music (SACDA67475)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2004
    Super-Audio CD
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