New Publication – The Protecting Veil

New Publication – The Protecting Veil
As we approach the 70th birthday of John Tavener in 2014, we’re delighted to announce the publication of the cello and piano reduction of one of his best-known works, The Protecting Veil.

The work was premiered almost 25 years ago (in 1989) by Steven Isserlis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, following a commission by the BBC Proms. Since that time, the work has been recorded a number of times and had many performances around the world.

The inspiration of the piece comes from the Orthodox Feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God. The work, which has a performance time of about 43 minutes, falls into eight continuous sections, each based on an "icon" in the life of the Mother of God.

The publication can be bought here.

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