JOHN TAVENER (b.1944): Ex Maria Virgine (James McVinnie [organ]), Birthday Sleep, O, Do Not Move, A Nativity, Marienhymne, O Thou Gentle Light, Angels (Simon Thomas Jacobs [organ]).
Catalogue Number: 12K085
Description: First recording of the 2005 Ex Maria Virgine, a 38-minute setting which, in its multiple textual sources - from medieval English poetry to carols to Orthodox Greek to Hindu and Muslim texts - illustrate's Tavener's new, quasi-Universalist belief system. Texts and translations included. Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Timothy Brown.