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Today the Virgin 'A Christmas carol'

composer
September 1989
author of text
Christmas

 
Very different in character are the Christmas pieces Today the Virgin (1989) and God is with us. The former takes its inspiration from the Medieval folk-carol, with a suitable text by Mother Thekla (Abbess at Normanby) and has an infectiously memorable refrain with an increasing Alleluia.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

Les ouvrages pour Noël Today the Virgin («Aujourd’hui la Vierge»; 1989) et God is with us («Dieu est avec nous») sont de caractère très différent. Le premier tire son inspiration d’un chant de Noël populaire médiéval, pour lequel Mère Thekla (Abbesse à Normanby) a écrit un texte et dont le refrain avec un Alléluia croissant est mémorable et communicatif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Gänzlich anders gestaltet sind die Weihnachtsstücke Today the Virgin (1989) und God is with us. Das erstere ist von einem mittelalterlichen Weihnachtsvolkslied inspiriert, mit einem passenden Text von Mutter Thekla (der Äbtissin von Normanby) und einem mitreißend eingängigen Refrain mit zunehmendem Alleluja.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

A Choral Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD257Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tavener: Sacred Music
CDH55414

Details

Track 7 on CDH55414 [2'32]
Track 19 on SIGCD257 [2'37] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55414 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-46407
Duration
2'32
Recording date
13 July 1990
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Sayers
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDA66464)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: April 1991
    Deletion date: December 2009
    Superseded by CDH55414
  2. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDH55414)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 2013
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