• John Tavener
  • Cain and Abel (1965)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • 2(2pic)222(2cbn)3330timp.3perchpstr
  • Bass, Contralto, Soprano, Tenor
  • 22 min

Programme Note

BRIEF SYNOPSIS

This work opens with the birth of Cain and Abel as told in the Latin version. Their quarrel uses the lively English text which is followed by an account in Latin of Cain’s killing of his brother. The reproaches of the Angel revert to the English text and the piece ends with the Latin narration of Cain’s ensuing banishment.