• John Tavener
  • Adieu Roger 'Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing' (2008)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • SSATTBB unaccompanied choir; SSAA echo choir
  • 4 min

Programme Note

This work was written in memory of my brother, Roger.

The five short phrases for choir and echo choir, at once noble and solemn, tender and mystical, should echo around a generous acoustic. The echo choir should be placed high in a gallery, as far as possible from the main choir.