John Tavener - Fragments Of A Prayer From 'Children Of Men' from The Motion Picture (2006)
featuring additional music by Gustav Mahler, G.F. Handel, Krzysztof Penderecki
Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 170 Mb | Covers included | 01:10:32
Soundtrack, Score, Classical, Vocal | Label: Varese Sarabande
John Tavener was the perfect choice as the composer to create the musical score for the film CHILDREN OF MEN. Much of the music used throughout the film (songs like 'Ruby Tuesday' etc) are well enough known that they don't require re-recording in this memoir of a deeply moving film. But it is the opportunity to listen without the visuals to the music Tavener created 'that brings an even deeper appreciation for his accomplishment. In addition to Tavener's own compositions this CD includes the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rendering of Mahler's 'Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n' from the 'Kindertotenlieder' (a more apt song cycle could not be imagined for this childless film) as well as Krzysztof Penderecki's 'Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima' as conducted by the composer and Handel's excerpt from 'Alexander's Feast' ('War, he sung, is toil and trouble').