• John Tavener
  • Thérèse (1973)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House

  • 4(4pic,afl)+6rec.04(2bcl:4Eflat)0/6660/10perc.2timp/hp.2pf(Horg).cel/str
  • SATB
  • Bass, 4 Sopranos, 2 Tenors
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • Gerard McLarnon
  • English

Programme Note


The story of Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux who, doubting her belief in God, is led by Christ through Purgatory, Hell and into the hells of this world. At her death, she determines to spend her eternity doing good on earth.