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John Tavener - The Whale Album
Performer: John Tavener
Title: The Whale
Style: Modern, Neo-Romantic
Year 26 Sep 1970
Country UK
Label Apple Records
Catalog Number SAPCOR 15
Genre: Classical
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 020
MP3 size: 1356 mb
FLAC size: 2200 mb
WMA size: 2901 mb
Record From: Vinyl, LP, Album

John Tavener - The Whale Album


1The Whale
2The Whale (Concluded)


  • Baritone VocalsRaimund Herincx
  • ChorusThe London Sinfonietta Chorus
  • Composed By, Organ, Organ [Hammond], Liner NotesJohn Tavener
  • ConductorDavid Atherton
  • Design, Photography ByGene Mahon, Richard DiLello
  • Liner NotesNicholas Snowman
  • Mezzo-soprano VocalsAnna Reynolds
  • NarratorAlvar Lidell
  • OrchestraThe London Sinfonietta


Released in a gatefold cover with a black inner sleeve.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): SAPCOR.15A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): SAPCOR.15B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A): SAPCOR 15 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped B): SAPCOR 15 B-1U


  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.


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