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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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. His Funeral Ikos, for six-part vocal ensemble, uses Byzantine church modes and Renaissance polyphony as well as other imitative forms such as canons to create reflection, meditation, and a sense of stillness. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. But whither I go, that understand I not, neither what shall become of me yonder; but only God, who hath summoned me knoweth.

Sit ye again and say: 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: The beauty of the eyes is quenched then, funneral comeliness of the face all altered, the shapeliness of the neck destroyed ; and the other parts have become numb, nor often say: Tavener, Purcell, Barber and Byrd, were 3 composers who wore their hearts 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 Naught is so easily forgot as mortal from his brother-mortal parted.


Tavener’s quest for eternal value led him to convert to Russian Orthodoxy inand much of his music since then has reflected its musical and rituals and those of the Ikoz Church from which it sprang.

I am banished, brethren.

Henceforward keep ye silence before him who lieth there, and gaze upon the ijos mystery; for terrible is this hour. In thought I implore ye, hearken unto me: An ikosaccording to this site”is a short composition that follows the Kontakion, between the Sixth and Seventh Odes of the Canon.

We go forth on the path eternal, and as condemned, with downcast faces, present ourselves before the only God. Where then is comeliness? The Best of John Tavener.

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Why speakest thou not, as thou wert wont to speak, but holdest thus thy peace who before with us didst say: 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.

Parents, also, are utterly forgotten of their children, whom from their own bodies they have borne and reared ; and they have dropped tears with the song: Dream not, O mortal, of sweetness in this life, but only groan ever with the moan: The melody is chantlike, ending with a many-voiced chordal statement. The beauty of the eyes is quenched then, the fneral of the face all altered, funeeal shapeliness of the neck destroyed; And the other parts have become numb, nor often say: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.


TenebraeNigel Short conductor. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Or have they forgotten all those who mourn them and make the song: Rise now, all ye, and make ready, and when ye are set, hearken ye unto the word. O mother, save me! And who then shall succour thee?

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There shall none of these things aid us, but only to say oft the psalm: January Total duration: Other recordings available for download. Wherefore, again and 0ft we say: But there was both marriage and the grave, both union and disunion, both laughter and weeping, and the psalm: For earth thou art, and unto the earth shalt thou return.

Leaving all things behind us, forth we go, and naked and grieving must present ourselves to God. For in Hell there is no-repentance, nor further remission there.

We go forth on the path eternal, and as condemned, with downcast faces, present ouselves before the only God eternal. Shall we there again together say the psalm: Where then is the glory of this world?

Fare ye well, 0 my friends, my children. Youth and the beauty of the body fade at the hour of death, and the tongue then burneth fiercely, and the parched throat is inflamed.