(2001) Angel EMI 7243 5 57179 2 4
Susan Narucki, soprano
Ulf Hoelscher, violin
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Lukas Foss conductor
Song of the Angel is based on the traditional concept of the only word sung by angels - “Hallelujah.” Since angels are sexless, the music was conceived without human emotion. So it is the self rather than myself which sings. In the words of Dr. Anada Coomaraswamy, one of the traditionalist writers on art in the 20th century “like all music of the East it should reveal tranquility and eternal, angelic, ecstatic breath which liberates and humanizes”.
- John Tavener
On Compassion, a tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.