John Tavener
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1944-01-28
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John Tavener Biography (Wikipedia)

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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John Tavener Performances

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Lament for Jerusalem, Cosmic Lament I
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Lament for Jerusalem, Cosmic Lament I
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
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
Three Holy Sonnets: Death, Be Not Proud
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Three Holy Sonnets: Death, Be Not Proud
BBC S O., Jiri Belohlavek, John Mark Ainsley, Westminster Cathedral Choristers, BBC Symphony Chorus & John Tavener
The Beautiful Names
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The Beautiful Names

The Beautiful Names

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BBC S O., Jiri Belohlavek, John Mark Ainsley, Westminster Cathedral Choristers, BBC Symphony Chorus
John Tavener
Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus
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Funeral Ikos (The Greek funeral sentences) for chorus
John Tavener
Nunc Dimittis (second setting)
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Nunc Dimittis (second setting)
John Tavener
O, Do Not Move
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O, Do Not Move
John Tavener
Angels
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Angels
John Tavener
You Mantle Yourself in Light (The Veil of the Temple)
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You Mantle Yourself in Light (The Veil of the Temple)
John Tavener
The Protecting Veil (First Movement)
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The Protecting Veil (First Movement)
John Tavener
Ikon of Light - Movt 2: Piu Intensita
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Ikon of Light - Movt 2: Piu Intensita
Winchester Cathedral Choir
Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
Song of the Angel
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Song of the Angel
John Tavener
Today the Virgin
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Today the Virgin
John Tavener
Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
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Past BBC Events

Prom 51 Proms 1976
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Round House, The
1976-09-06T08:35:53
6
Sep
1976

Prom 51 Proms 1976

21:30
Round House, The
Prom 38 Proms 1972
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-08-29T08:35:53
29
Aug
1972

Prom 38 Proms 1972

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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