John Tavener

20th century composer. Born 28 January 1944. Died 12 November 2013
John Tavener
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1944-01-28
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John Tavener

John Tavener Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was an English 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 Tracks

John Tavener
Dhyana (A song for Nicola, for violin and strings)
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Dhyana (A song for Nicola, for violin and strings)

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Mother of God, here I stand
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Mother of God, here I stand
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The Protecting Veil
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The Protecting Veil
John Tavener
The Protecting Veil: II. The Nativity of the Mother of God
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The Protecting Veil: II. The Nativity of the Mother of God
John Tavener
Threnos
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Threnos
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The Veil of the Temple (Mother of God, Here I Stand) [improvisation by S. Datta]
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The Veil of the Temple (Mother of God, Here I Stand) [improvisation by S. Datta]
John Tavener
The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
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The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
They are all gone into the world of light
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They are all gone into the world of light
John Tavener
A Hymn To The Mother Of God
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A Hymn To The Mother Of God
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Love Bade Me Welcome
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Love Bade Me Welcome
John Tavener
Dhyana (A song for Nicola, for violin and strings)
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Dhyana (A song for Nicola, for violin and strings)
John Tavener
Eternity's Sunrise
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Eternity's Sunrise
Nino Janjgava, John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier
Alleluias 1, 5 & 11; The Lamb; Alleluias 7 & 8; Bogoróditse Dyévo Ráduisya
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Alleluias 1, 5 & 11; The Lamb; Alleluias 7 & 8; Bogoróditse Dyévo Ráduisya
John Tavener
Funeral Ikos
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Funeral Ikos
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)
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
John Tavener
The Protecting Veil
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The Protecting Veil

The Protecting Veil

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YoYo Ma (cello), Members of Cello Section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman (music director)
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
God Is With Us
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God Is With Us
John Tavener
Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
John Tavener
Song for Athene
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Song for Athene

Song for Athene

Performer
Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb

The Lamb

Performer
Peter Stevens
Choir
King'S College Cambridge Choir
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The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
Chant for Solo Cello
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Chant for Solo Cello
John Kenneth Tavener, William Blake & Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
The Lamb
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The Lamb

The Lamb

Composer
John Kenneth Tavener
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill & John Tavener
Annunciation
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Annunciation

Annunciation

Performer
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
John Tavener
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

Choir
Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Conductor
Grete Helgerod
John Tavener
The Hidden Treasure
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The Hidden Treasure
Anonymous 4
Vespers Hymn: O Lux Beata Trinitas
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Vespers Hymn: O Lux Beata Trinitas
John Tavener
'Mother of God, here I stand' (Veil of the Temple)
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'Mother of God, here I stand' (Veil of the Temple)
John Tavener
Hymn to the Mother of God
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Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener
A Hymn to the Mother of God
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A Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener
Eternity’s Sunrise (extract)
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Eternity’s Sunrise (extract)

Eternity’s Sunrise (extract)

Performer
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, Paul Goodwin (conductor)
John Tavener
Love bade me welcome
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Love bade me welcome

Love bade me welcome

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Choir
St George's Chapel Windsor Choir
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Chant
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Chant
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The Lamb
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The Lamb

The Lamb

Choir
Temple Church Choir
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The Whale: The Prayer
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The Whale: The Prayer
John Tavener
Ikon of Joy and Sorrow
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Ikon of Joy and Sorrow
John Tavener
Thrinos
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Thrinos
John Tavener
Svyati (O Holy One)
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Svyati (O Holy One)
John Tavener
To a Child Dancing in the Wind
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To a Child Dancing in the Wind

To a Child Dancing in the Wind

Performer
Patricia Rozario, Kathryn Lukas (flute), Stephen Tees (viola), Helen Tunstall (harp)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1976: Prom 51
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Round House, The
1976-09-06T07:56:40
6
Sep
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 51

Round House, The
Proms 1972: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-08-29T07:56:40
29
Aug
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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