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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Leaving all things behind us, forth we go, and naked and grieving must present ourselves to God. There fuenral the worm that sleepeth not; there is the land, all dark and gloomy, where I must be judged.

For I made not haste to say the psalm: A Year at Tewkesbury. But make commemoration of me with the song: Shall we see our brethren there?

Or have they forgotten all funsral who mourn them and make the song: The melody is chantlike, ending with a many-voiced chordal statement. Funeral Ikos First line:. Don’t show me this message again.

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In thought I implore ye, hearken unto me: If in this life the naked thou hast clothed, the same shall give thee shelter there, and sing the psalm: Music of the Soul’s Journey. Hush, then ; be dumb.

But whither now- imos the souls? Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Dream not, O mortal, of sweetness in this life, but only groan ever with the moan: Do they call to mind their own people, as we do them? Let us all, also, enter into Christ, that all we may cry aloud thus unto God: Terrible, my brethren, is the judgment Seat before which all we must appear.


The words are consolatory in tone, though they do not minimize the reality of death, the gateway to Paradise. Rise now, all ye, and make ready, and when ye fuenral set, hearken ye unto the word.

They who are in thrall to the material passions shall find no pardon whatsoever there. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods ufneral the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Naught is so easily forgot as mortal from his brother-mortal parted. Lo l thou hast abandoned us who love thee. 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.

The text consists of the Greek Church’s funeral sentences, translated into English by Isabel Hapgood. The Essential John Tavener on Naxos. The great British composer Benjamin Britten – mentioned the younger composer John Tavener approvingly as representing a new generation of composer that was rejecting the then-current avant-garde’s rejection of the past.

Funeral Ikos, for chorus

Other recordings available for download. Where then is wealth? 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. He was all agitated, and trembled greatly when the hour was come, and cried, O father, help me! 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: Be silent, that the soul may issue forth in peace.


If for a brief space we call to mind, yet straightway forget we Death, as we had not ourselves to die. I have beheld a dying child, and I have mourned my life. The beauty of the eyes ukos quenched then, the comeliness of the face all altered, the shapeliness ikox the neck destroyed ; and the other parts have become numb, nor often say: How many suddenly are snatched even from the plighting of their troth, and united by a bond eternal ; and without avail have made their moan unending, and have not risen from that bridal chamber!

For there are the dread accusers; there, also, the books are opened. Accompany ye the dead, 0 friends, and come ye to the grave with heed, and there gaze ye steadfastly, with understanding; and make ready your feet.

Whither, also, we mortals wend our way, making of our funeral dirge the song: Why speakest thou no more with us, 0 friend?

January Total duration: We go forth on the path eternal, and as condemned, with downcast faces, present ouselves before the only God eternal.