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Contemporary Church Music Series SATB a cappella with Performance

By John Tavener

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Choral (SATB Choir)
Contemporary Church Music Series SATB a cappella with Performance. Composed by John Tavener (1944-). Choral. Contemporary, Sacred. Softcover with CD. 18 pages. Chester Music #CH82841. Published by Chester Music (HL.14043288).

Item Number: HL.14043288

8.25x11.75 inches.

John Tavener 's Coplas , composed in 1970, for SATB Choir. Score and performance CD. ' Coplas is a short anthem for voices and tape. It belongs to a much larger work called 'Last Rites' which I have been thinking about for about a year. It is based on the mystical idea of St. John of the Cross which obsesses me - "the more I live the more I must die." Hence the deliberately static nature of Coplas. In once sense Coplas is a prolonged decoration of the 'et sepultus est' cadence from the Crucifixus in Bach's Mass in B minor. In another sense I think of it not so much as my music but a way of listening to Bach's music. ' - John Tavener.

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