John Tavener
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1944-01-28
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Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb. Tavener first came to prominence with his cantata ...

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Biography

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.

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The Lamb
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The Lamb The Lamb The Lamb The Lamb
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Song of the Angel
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Song of the Angel Song of the Angel Song of the Angel Song of the Angel
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Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus
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Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus
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Today the Virgin
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Today the Virgin Today the Virgin Today the Virgin Today the Virgin
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene
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Song for Athene for chorus
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Song for Athene for chorus Song for Athene for chorus Song for Athene for chorus Song for Athene for chorus
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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus
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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus
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Vaisvanara
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Vaisvanara Vaisvanara Vaisvanara Vaisvanara
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Mother of God, Here I Stand
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Mother of God, Here I Stand Mother of God, Here I Stand Mother of God, Here I Stand Mother of God, Here I Stand
John Tavener
Chant for cello
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Chant for cello Chant for cello Chant for cello Chant for cello
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene
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Svyati
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Svyati Svyati Svyati Svyati
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene
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A Hymn To The Mother Of God
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A Hymn To The Mother Of God A Hymn To The Mother Of God A Hymn To The Mother Of God A Hymn To The Mother Of God
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Mother Of God, Here I Stand
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Mother Of God, Here I Stand Mother Of God, Here I Stand Mother Of God, Here I Stand Mother Of God, Here I Stand
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene Song for Athene
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Requiem fragments
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Requiem fragments Requiem fragments Requiem fragments Requiem fragments
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Ikon of Light
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Ikon of Light Ikon of Light Ikon of Light Ikon of Light
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God is with us for chorus and organ
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God is with us for chorus and organ God is with us for chorus and organ God is with us for chorus and organ God is with us for chorus and organ
John Tavener
‘Mother of God, here I stand’ – from the Veil of the Temple
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‘Mother of God, here I stand’ – from the Veil of the Temple ‘Mother of God, here I stand’ – from the Veil of the Temple ‘Mother of God, here I stand’ – from the Veil of the Temple ‘Mother of God, here I stand’ – from the Veil of the Temple
John Tavener
Mother of God, here I stand
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Mother of God, here I stand Mother of God, here I stand Mother of God, here I stand Mother of God, here I stand
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The Lamb - carol
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The Lamb - carol The Lamb - carol The Lamb - carol The Lamb - carol
John Tavener
Kohima (When You Go Home)
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Kohima (When You Go Home) Kohima (When You Go Home) Kohima (When You Go Home) Kohima (When You Go Home)
John Tavener
Mary of Egypt - opera
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Mary of Egypt - opera Mary of Egypt - opera Mary of Egypt - opera Mary of Egypt - opera
Stephen Varcoe
Mary of Egypt: Bless Duet (Act 3)
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Mary of Egypt: Bless Duet (Act 3) Mary of Egypt: Bless Duet (Act 3) Mary of Egypt: Bless Duet (Act 3) Mary of Egypt: Bless Duet (Act 3)
John Tavener
Ikon of Light - "Fos 1"
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Ikon of Light - "Fos 1" Ikon of Light - "Fos 1" Ikon of Light - "Fos 1" Ikon of Light - "Fos 1"
Elise Ross
Six Russian Folk Songs: II. In the Garden Stands a Pretty Birch Tree
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Six Russian Folk Songs: II. In the Garden Stands a Pretty Birch Tree Six Russian Folk Songs: II. In the Garden Stands a Pretty Birch Tree Six Russian Folk Songs: II. In the Garden Stands a Pretty Birch Tree Six Russian Folk Songs: II. In the Garden Stands a Pretty Birch Tree
Dorothy Raphael, Luba Tannicluffe, Yoanna Prodanova, Lonel Manciu, John Tavener & Amarins Wierdsma
The Last sleep of the Virgin
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The Last sleep of the Virgin The Last sleep of the Virgin The Last sleep of the Virgin The Last sleep of the Virgin
Peter Sokolovskis & John Tavener
Threnos
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Threnos Threnos Threnos Threnos
Alexander Soares & John Tavener
Pratirupa
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Pratirupa Pratirupa Pratirupa Pratirupa
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Palin
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Palin Palin Palin Palin
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Thunder Entered Her
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Thunder Entered Her Thunder Entered Her Thunder Entered Her Thunder Entered Her
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Missa Wellensis
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Missa Wellensis Missa Wellensis Missa Wellensis Missa Wellensis
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Coplas
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Coplas Coplas Coplas Coplas
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Biography

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.

Tavener first came to prominence with his cantata The Whale, premiered in 1968. Then aged 24, he was described by The Guardian as "the musical discovery of the year", while The Times said he was "among the very best creative talents of his generation." During his career he became one of the best known and popular composers of his generation, most particularly for The Protecting Veil, which as recorded by cellist Steven Isserlis became a bestselling album, and Song for Athene which was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana. The Lamb featured in the soundtrack for Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty. Tavener was knighted in 2000 for his services to music and won an Ivor Novello Award.

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