John Tavener in 1971
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Sir John Tavener: Composer dies aged 69

Sir John Tavener, one of the most celebrated British composers, has died at the age of 69.

Sir John's choral and orchestral compositions reflected his own religious outlook.

Will Gompertz looks back at his life and achievements.

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