Wedding Greeting – Tavener

Notes
A demanding and modern work. Very current.

Duration

3 minutes

Forces required
Solo Tenor with SATB Choir

Title
Wedding Greeting – John Tavener (b.1944)
Text
Alleluia
May angels sing your wedding feast
alike for the great and the least
May martyrs' crowns blaze golden light
As the black curse of Adam turns to promise bright

May stars their glittering measure mark
As their pointed bodies pierce the dark,
and may you love and serve each other
Forsaking Mother, Father, Brother.