Characteristic of Tavener’s choral works is the presence of drones and harmonies based on Greek Orthodox modes that avoid the progressions of major or minor harmony and create an almost static effect.
John Tavener’s sacred music draws not just on Greek Orthodox chant but also on the patterns of repetition that Orthodox ritual implies, aiming towards a mystical effect of timelessness.
John Tavener is an English composer. true
What are the prominent languages used in the Eastern Christian church? greek russian
Contemporary composers no longer write music for their religious communities. false
Byzantine and Greek scales and modes differ from western scales and modes in that Byzantine and Greek scales and modes include: microtones
Which of the following describes John Tavener’s work The Veil of the Temple: It is written for several orchestrast is written for four choirs.It has a duration of at least seven hours.
Tavener’s A Hymn to the Mother of God is highly melismatic false
John Tavener was raised in which spiritual tradition? presbytryin
Which of the following describes John Tavener’s early career? piano prodigychurch organiststudied music in London at the Royal Academy
Which of the following composers have contributed to the spiritual minimalist movement John TaveneArvo PärtHenryk Górecki
What was the language used in the Western church until the mid-1960s? latin
Which of John Tavener’s works was heard at the funeral service for Princess Diana? song for athene
Which of the following influences are heard in the music of Arvo Pärt? Gregorian chantrussian orthodox Eastern European folk
The performing forces of Tavener’s A Hymn to the Mother of God are twelve voices in two _____________. choirs
Tavener was a prominent exponent of serialism. false
The Greek Orthodox tradition has roots in Jewish practice. true
Intervals smaller than half steps are called _____________. microtones
The text setting of Tavener’s A Hymn to the Mother of God is _____________ . syllabic