Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)

Three Holy Sonnets (1962)

for baritone and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1962
    • Duration: 15 mn
    • Publisher: Chester Music
    • Libretto (details, author):

      John Donne

Detailed formation
  • soloist: baritone
  • 2 horns, 2 trombones, timpani, strings

Premiere information

  • Date: July 1964

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, St. Bartholomew-the-Great

Table of contents

I. Spit in my face
II. Death be not proud
III. I am a little world made cunningly