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. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Sarum College in 2001.

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John Tavener Tracks

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Greek Interlude
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Greek Interlude

Greek Interlude

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Celia Redgate
Michael Dussek

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Soumik Datta
Improvisation over Tavener's The Veil of the Temple: Mother of God, here I stand
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Improvisation over Tavener's The Veil of the Temple: Mother of God, here I stand
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The Lamb (Carol)
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The Lamb (Carol)
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Mother of God, Here I Stand
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Mother of God, Here I Stand
John Tavener
Mother of God, here I stand
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Mother of God, here I stand
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
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Hymn to the Mother of God
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Hymn to the Mother of God
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The Protecting Veil: opening
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The Protecting Veil: opening
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene

Song for Athene

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Choir of Temple Church
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New Jerusalem – Upanishad Hymn
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New Jerusalem – Upanishad Hymn
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The Hidden Treasure
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The Hidden Treasure
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A Hymn to the Mother of God
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A Hymn to the Mother of God
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The Lamb
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The Lamb
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The Lamb
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The Lamb
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Butterfly Dreams (excerpts)
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Butterfly Dreams (excerpts)
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Dhyana - a song for Nicola
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Dhyana - a song for Nicola
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The Tyger
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The Tyger
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Greek Interlude
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Greek Interlude
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The Protecting Veil (Opening)
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The Protecting Veil (Opening)
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Funeral Canticle
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Funeral Canticle
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
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Mother and Child
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Mother and Child
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Song for Athene
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Song for Athene
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My love is like a red, red rose (O where, tell me where)
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My love is like a red, red rose (O where, tell me where)
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The Protecting Veil mvmt 8 'The Protecting Veil'
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The Protecting Veil mvmt 8 'The Protecting Veil'
John Tavener
The Protecting Veil mvmt 4 'The Incarnation'
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The Protecting Veil mvmt 4 'The Incarnation'
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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
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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
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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]
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The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
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The Repentant Thief (First Dance)
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The Lamb
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The Lamb
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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
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Eternity's Sunrise
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Eternity's Sunrise
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Funeral Ikos
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Funeral Ikos
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"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
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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
God Is With Us
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God Is With Us
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1976: Prom 51
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Round House, The
1976-09-06T10:17:19
6
Sep
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 51

Round House, The
Proms 1972: Prom 38
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-08-29T10:17:19
29
Aug
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 38

Royal Albert Hall

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