#MarianMay – the playlist

After the enormous success of #ChoralMarch and #AprilCountry#MarianMay did not perhaps set the Internet on fire, but I did enjoy exploring the wide range of Marian-inspired music, with a good representation from contemporary, living composers. Aside from some sean nos and  Frank Patterson I stuck pretty much to the choral tradition.

#MarianMay : Magnificat, John Taverner, performed by Chanticleer

From labelmate of The Beatles on their own Apple Records, to composer of devout works of Orthodox faith, John Taverner followed an unconventional path from hippy fandom (the rather arch Gramophone review linked to above  recalls”the worn-out copy in the local library—potholed by the styli of countless gramophones that otherwise played nothing but pop, rock and jazz.) to Orthodoxy to “Universalism”.  Here is his Magnificat for this last day of May: