John Tavener: Ypakoe
Composed by John Tavener (1944-). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Chester Music #CH61577. Published by Chester Music (HL.14016708).
Item Number: HL.14016708
ISBN 1847720900. 9x12 inches.
Work for Solo Piano commissioned for the City of London Festival in 1999.
Quoting John Tavener: Ypaköe, in Greek refers to the Yapöe of Easter “Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal man?”. Ypaköe for solo piano is a meditation on both the Passion and Resurrection of Christ.
Ypakoë is a totally spiritual concept - to attone the individual's (performer's or listener's) will to the divine will. Ypakoë is personal and its violation may permit sanctions, the purpose of which is to heal the listeners.