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This set of Three Shakespeare Sonnets was one of the first works that I composed after serious illness in 2007. I wanted to pay tribute to my wife, Maryanna, who nursed me back to some degree of health, so I turned to the Shakespeare Sonnets. I was delighted to find that they brought forth music once again, after I had been silent for so long.
from notes by John Tavener © 2017
|Tavener & Panufnik (R): 99 Words & other choral works|
This album, a tribute to the life and legacy of Sir John Tavener, is built around his '99 Words to my darling children', first uttered at the composer's memorial service. Roxanna Panufnik's setting for choir and narrator is one of several first re ...» More