Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)

The Apocalypse (1993)

for solo voices, boy's and male choir and ensemble arranged in 3 spatial groups

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1993
    • Duration: 3 h
    • Publisher: Chester Music
    • Commission: BBC
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Mother Thekla

Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(unspecified soloist voice [aiguĂ«], soprano, contralto, 7 countertenor, tenor, bass voice), adult and children choir
  • 5 recorders, saxophone, 10 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass trombones, 2 timpani, gong, drum, bells, organ, violin, second violin, viola, cello, 16 violins, 8 double basses

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