Tavener: The Veil of the Temple

Signum Classics is proud to re-release the landmark recording of Sir John Tavener’s The Veil of the Temple at the start of what would have been Tavener’s 70th year.

This double album captures the concert-version of this epic 8-hour work, composed to last through the night until dawn in the manner of the grand vigils of the Orthodox Church. Combining the psalms of a number of different religious, Tavener skillfully blends together a work that is truly all-encompasing in its scale and spiritual fervour.

'I regard The Veil of the Temple as the supreme achievement of my life and the most important work that I have ever composed' (Sir John Tavener)

SIGCD367  148 minutes 13 seconds (2 discs)
'Signum has done us a great service in making available this recording of the reduced version of The Veil of the Temple, originally on RCA. Tavener, after all, regarded it as the summation of h ...