\"Stamatis Spanoudakis is widely regarded as the most prolific Greek composer of his age. Versatile in his music for film, television, records and concerts, he uses a rich and original musical palette that conjures up different perceptions in the sphere of musical imagery. He explores both tragic and dramatic experiences with an eye and an ear for the musical representation of the perennial dilemmas and joys faced by mankind both in the past and present.
To date, Stamatis has written concert works for rock groups, string orchestra, soloists and chorus. Future plans include compositions for wind, brass, tympani and percussion, adding to his fulsome output.
Concerts, including those at the George Enescu Hall (Bucharest) and the Royal Albert Hall (London), have proven his international reputation and the forthcoming visit to China will set the seal on this remarkable artist’s achievement in bringing his unique brand of Greek music to the widest possible audience.
I have had the privilege of conducting some of Stamatis’ concerts and I am continually impressed by the way he considers his music as a living entity that is constantly evolving and developing and is never completely set in stone.\" By William Relton - Conductor
Stamatis Spanoudakis says about the album:
\"Since I first read \"Revelation\", I was puzzled by the gentle way the Orthodox faith treats The Holy Book, pointing out the joy, the hope and the feeling of salvation that clearly impregnate the text. Having spent two years studying \"Revelation\", I do not wonder any more. Guided by the music\'s force, I eventually ended up on the same path. I simply had to follow it.
So far, I have never been misled.
\"St. John\'s Tear\" is therefore my personal view of \"Revelation\". I hope that the songs\' titles, the comments, the quotations and particularly my music, will help you share this view.