Funeral Ikos. John Tavener. K. Funeral Ikos Tracklist. 1 Ikon of Light / Funeral Ikos / Carol: The Lamb. Show all albums by John Tavener. Info on the recording by Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars of music by Sir John Tavener. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Funeral Ikos, for chorus on AllMusic.

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Why dost thou untimely vex thyself, O man! How dwell they now together there? The melody is chantlike, ending with a many-voiced chordal statement.

Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Streams Videos All Posts. Sit ye again and say: The John Tavener Collection.

Funeral Ikos

Tavener is a British convert from Presbyterianism to Eastern Orthodoxy, and writes music for the liturgy; he’s a complete genius, I think. Shall we there again together say the psalm: Dream not, O mortal, of sweetness in this life, but fneral groan ever with the moan: For your sakes have I made moan ; perchance it may profit one of you. January Total duration: Introspection Late Night Partying.

Many leaders wilt thou then require, many prayers to accompany thee, to save the wretched sinner’s soul; until thou come to Christ and say to him: Why speakest thou not, as thou wert wont to speak, but holdest thus thy peace who before with us didst say: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.


Let us all be consumed with tears, when we behold the earthly remains lying low; and when we shall all draw near to kiss, and peradventure to utter such things as these: The results of t For there are the dread accusers; there, also, the books are opened. Where, then, around about thee wilt thou gaze, O man? Naked wast thou born, O wretched ikoss, and naked there must every man appear.

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Shall we see our brethren there? For out of the earth were we mortals made, and unto the earth shall we return again, as thou didst command when thou madest me, saying unto me: If journeying from a home-land we stand in need of guides, what shall we do when forth we fare to a land to us still all unknown? None of the dwellers yonder have returned to life to tell us howthere they fare, our erstwhile brethren and our offspring gone before us to the Lord.

If thou hast shown mercy unto man, O man, that same mercy shall be shown thee there; and if on an orphan thou hast shown compassion, the same shall there deliver thee from want. Newer Post Older Post Home.


Funedal recordings available for download. An ikosaccording to this site”is a short composition that follows the Kontakion, between the Sixth and Seventh Odes of the Canon.

Tavener, Purcell, Barber and Byrd, were 3 kkos who wore their funerao on their sleeves, and whose art saw their emotions laid bare, in an atmospheric concert with the Armonico Consort, where magical musical moments are intertwined with sublime All youth is fallen to dissolution there; there all the flower of life is faded ; there are dust, and ashes, and worms; there all is silent ; and there no man saith: It is a setting, both beautiful and austere, of words from the Orthodox service for the burial of priests, in the magnificent translation by Isabel Hapgood.

He was all agitated, and trembled greatly when the hour was come, and cried, O father, help me! There is neither bondman nor freeman there; there is neither small nor great; but we shall all stand naked there.

O mother, save me! Where then is wealth? Wherefore, it is good to sing together the psalm:

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