Monday, December 11, 2006

john tavener at advent

Moira was playing our CD of John Tavener’s “Song for Athene/Svyati/and other choral works” yesterday afternoon and it made me realise just how much this wonderful piece of music had become part of Advent and Christmas in our household. “Song for Athene” (which you might recall was played at Princess Diana’s funeral?), in particular, has an amazing haunting quality that never fails to get the hairs on the back of my neck to rise! Our lovely friends Gail+Ian bought me the CD a few Christmases ago – it's been a brilliant gift!
PS I see David Attenborough didn’t win the sports personality award after all!

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