John Tavener's Ex Maria Virgine is a sequence of Christmas carols, their emphasis on the Nativity and the Virgin Mary. Scored for SATB unaccompanied or with Organ, the collection is representative of the broad range of Tavener's choral writing.
These carols may be performed as the full sequence or as individual pieces: carols such as Ding! Dong! Merrily on High and Unto Us is Born a Son to familiar texts made novel and exciting, or Rocking, a simple four-part setting sure to become a favourite with choirs of any accomplishment.
Includes a performance CD recorded by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge.