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. A sacred work for unaccompanied SSATBB choir, using text from The Order For The Burial Of Dead Priests, translated from Greek by Isabel Hapgood.

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O mother, save me! For like the grass doth beauty fade, and man is but allured therewith. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I first heard this piece in aroundon September 11, at a memorial service for that day.

With ecstasy are we inflamed if we but hear that there is light eternal yonder; that there is the fountain of our life, and there delight eternal ; that there is Paradise, wherein every soul of Righteous Ones rejoiceth. Fare ye well, 0 my tavneer ; for I go forth upon my way. We go forth on the path eternal, and as condemned, with downcast faces, present ourselves before the only God.

As said job unto his friends, so sayI also unto you: Ikkos mystery have I desired to learn, but none can impart aright. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Hush, then ; be dumb. Ikon of Light – Trisagion II: But there was both marriage ikks the grave, both union and disunion, both laughter and weeping, and the psalm: But whither now- go the souls?

I remind ye, O my brethren, my children, and my friends: There shall none of these things aid us, but only to say oft the psalm: It my take more than one listen for some, but it is sublime. Ikon of Light, Funeral Ikos. Please try again later. Andrew of Crete and a performance of The Lamb conducted by the composer.


The words are consolatory in tone, though they do not minimize the reality of death, the gateway to Paradise. However, the music is wonderful- pure Tavener joy! Fare ye well, 0 my friends, my children.

Many leaders wilt thou then require, many prayers to accompany thee, to save the wretched sinner’s funeeal until thou come to Christ and say to him: There is some decent material here and even some moments of great beauty, and it all fujeral well performed, but this disc falls taveenr of my normal Tavener expectations. 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: Why speakest thou not, as thou wert wont to speak, but holdest thus thy ffuneral who before with us didst say: Or have they already forgotten those who mourn them and make the song: Shall we see each other there?

Naked fundral thou born, O wretched one, and naked there must every man appear. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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: There is neither bondman nor freeman there; there is neither small nor great; but we shall all stand naked there.

Leaving all things behind us, forth we go, and naked and grieving must present ourselves to God. I am banished, brethren. Why these bitter words of the dying, O brethren, which they utter as they go hence? Shall we there again together say the psalm: I’ve since learned, via a commenter, Robert, that the text comes from an Orthodox liturgy; we’ve seen it in this Google Book, at least: Ukos one to sell?


Ikon of Light – Phos I.

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See all 7 funefal. Toilsome the way in which I must go hence, the which, in truth, I never yet have trod; and unknown is that land, and thereof knoweth no one anywhere. Henceforward keep ye silence before him who lieth there, and gaze upon the mighty mystery; for terrible is this hour.

They who are in thrall to the material passions shall find no pardon whatsoever there. 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. Funeral Ikos is one of the most beautiful and difficult pieces of music I have ever performed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In thought I implore ye, hearken unto me: Be silent, that the soul may issue forth in peace.

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