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Funeral Ikos. John Tavener. K. Funeral Ikos Tracklist. 1 Ikon of Light / Funeral Ikos / Carol: The Lamb. Show all albums by John Tavener. Info on the recording by Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars of music by Sir John Tavener. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Funeral Ikos, for chorus on AllMusic.

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Gimell | John Tavener – Ikon of Light – Funeral Ikos – The Lamb

I’ve since learned, via a commenter, Robert, that the text comes from an Orthodox liturgy; we’ve seen it in this Google Book, at least: A Year at Tewkesbury. For out of the earth were we mortals made, and unto the earth shall we return again, as thou didst command when thou madest me, saying unto me: I remind ye, O my brethren, my children, and my friends: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

I entreat, I beseech, Funera implore, that ye learn by heart this thing, and mourn for me night and day. Where then is the glory of this world? How dwell they now together there?

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For earth thou art, and unto the earth shalt thou return. It is a ikoos, both beautiful and austere, of words from the Orthodox service for the burial of priests, in the magnificent translation by Isabel Hapgood.

Where then is comeliness? But make commemoration of me with the song: In thought I implore ye, hearken unto me: Accompany ye the dead, 0 friends, and come ye to the fundral with heed, and there gaze ye steadfastly, with understanding; and make ready your feet.


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Shall we see each other there? Or have they already forgotten those who mourn them and make the song: Naked wast thou born, O wretched one, and naked there must every man appear. Parents, also, are utterly forgotten of their children, whom from their own bodies they have borne and reared ; and they have dropped tears with the song: For I made ukos haste to say the psalm: We go forth on the path eternal, and as condemned, with downcast faces, present ourselves before the only God.

There is neither bondman nor freeman there; there is neither small nor great; but funerral shall all stand naked there. I have beheld a dying child, and I have mourned my life.

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Or have they forgotten all those guneral mourn them and make the song: Do they call to mind their own people, as we do them? For your sakes have I made moan ; perchance it may profit one of you. If thou hast shown mercy unto man, O man, that same mercy shall be shown thee there; and if on an orphan thou hast shown compassion, the same shall there deliver thee from want.


An ikosaccording to this site”is a short composition that follows the Kontakion, between the Sixth and Seventh Odes of the Canon.

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Let us all, also, enter into Christ, that all we may cry aloud thus unto God: None of ikox dwellers yonder have returned to life to tell us howthere they fare, our erstwhile brethren and our offspring gone before us to the Lord. But whither now go the souls?

He was all agitated, and trembled greatly when the hour was come, and cried, O father, help me! They who are in thrall to the material passions shall find no pardon whatsoever there. How many suddenly are snatched even from the plighting of their troth, and united by a bond eternal ; and without avail have made funrral moan unending, and have not risen from that bridal chamber! January Total duration: Wherefore, again and 0ft we say: I am parted from my brethren.

The results of t Other recordings available for download. Fare ye well, 0 brethren!