Through the purity of his musical gestures [Tavener] achieves an intensity that can affect listeners regardless of their own religious convictions.
Philadelphia Inquirer - David Patrick StearnsThough full of moments of choral monumentality, the details constantly prick your ears with exotically tinged vocal lines not normally found in Western music.... Besides being musically substantial, the overall sound of this disc is so invitingly sumptuous that it rewards casual listening as well.
Sacramento Bee - Edward OrtizJohn Tavener has created a choral work that is both beguiling and lyrically mystical.... A timely, thought-provoking CD that plumbs the fraught conditions that have befallen the Holy Land.
Chicago Tribune - Alan ArtnerThe slow, mesmerizing music of each cycle initially may sound the same, though its few melodic and harmonic elements are subtly altered, with an ever-expanding closing chorus providing the most noticeable example. In this way, the score gradually, almost imperceptibly, achieves weight within apparent lightness.
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- Lament for Jerusalem, for soprano, countertenor, chorus & orchestra (or ensemble) - John Tavener - John Tavener - Jeremy Summerly - Angharad Gruffydd Jones - Peter Crawford - Choir of London
Performance CreditsJeremy Summerly Primary Artist
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