Work for unaccompanied SATB from Tavener's The Veil Of The Temple.
The Veil of the Temple was commissioned by the Temple Music Trust. The world premiere took place on 27th June 2003 at the Temple Church, London, performed by the Choir of the Temple Church and the Holst Singers, with Patricia Rozario (soprano), conducted by Stephen Layton, as part of The City of London Festival, 2003. The anthem Awed by the beauty was arranged in 2005. Byzantine text, translated by Mother Thekla. ‘Oh’ should be sung as in the ‘o’ of ‘log’. Breathe when necessary, but not simultaneously. ?? and ???? represent microtones, the characteristic ‘breaks in the voice’ of Eastern chant.