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They are all gone into the world of light

2011; SATBB
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The metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan, who shared common ancestry with George Herbert and took inspiration from his life and work, experienced a religious conversion in the late 1640s following prolonged illness. In August 2011 Tavener set Vaughan’s visionary text They are all gone into the world of light as a memorial work. “The music came to me after attending the beautiful and moving funeral of Marianne Yacoub, wife of the eminent heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub who has been such a great support to me over many years.” Tavener suggests that his short composition be voiced ‘With the air of Paradise’, a metaphor apt to describe the spirit of so much of his work.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2016


Tavener: Angels & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68255Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tavener: Missa Wellensis & other sacred music
Studio Master: SIGCD442Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on CDA68255 [4'29]
Track 14 on SIGCD442 [3'43] Download only

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