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John Tavener

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A Buddhist miniature (1)
A Christmas Round (1)
A Nativity (4)
A cradle song (2)
Akhmatova Requiem (1)
Akmatova Songs (1)
A new commandment (1)
Angels (4)
Annunciation (5)
Antiphons (2) for the 50th Anniversary of the Ending of the War in Europe (1)
A parting gift for Tam Farrow (3)
As one who has slept (8)
Birthday Sleep (4)
Butterfly Dreams (2)
Chant (2)
Depart in peace (1)
Dhyana (1)
Diodia (1)
Dum transisset (1)
Eis Thanaton (Ode to Death) (1)
Elizabeth full of Grace (1)
Eonia (2)
Epistle of Love (1)
Ex Maria Virgine (3)
Exhortation and Kohima (3)
Funeral Ikos (12)
God is with us (11)
Hymn of Adoration (2)
Hymns to the Mother of God (2) (21)
Ikon of Joy and Sorrow (1)
Ikon of Light (1)
Ikon of Saint Hilda (1)
Ikon of the Nativity (1)
In Alium (2)
In Memory of Two Cats (4)
I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121) (2)
Lament for Jerusalem (2)
Little Missenden Calm (1)
Look in thy Glass (1)
Love bade me welcome (5)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale' (6)
Magnificat (5)
Maha Maya (1)
Mahamatar (1)
Mandelion (1)
Mandoodles (2)
Many Years (1)
Marienhymne (2)
Missa Brevis (2)
Missa Wellensis (1)
Mother and Child (arr. Matthew Barley) (1)
Mother and Child (1)
Mother of God, here I stand (9)
No longer mourn for me (arr. Steven Isserlis for 8 cellos) (1)
Nunc Dimittis (4)
O, Do Not Move (5)
O Thou Gentle Light (2)
Ode of Saint Andrew of Crete (1)
O that we were there! (1)
Palintropos for piano and orchestra (1)
Palin (2)
Popule meus (1)
Pratirupa (version for piano) (1)
Pratirupa (1)
Prayer for the healing of the sick (1)
Preces and Responses (arr. Steven Isserlis for 8 cellos) (1)
Preces and Responses (1)
Resurrection (1)
Russian Folk Songs (6) (1)
Samaveda (1)
Schuon Hymnen (3)
Shunya (1)
Song for Athene (28)
Song of the Angel (1)
Songs of the Sky (1)
Sunrise in your heart (1)
Svyati 'O Holy One' (4)
Take Him Earth for Cherishing (3)
The Bridal Chamber (1)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1)
The Founder's Prayer (1)
The Hymn of the Unwaning Light (3)
The Lamb (48)
The Lament of the Mother of God (1)
The Last Sleep of the Virgin (excerpts) (1)
The Lord's Prayer (arr. Barry Rose) (1)
The Lord's Prayer (13)
The Myrrh- Bearer (1993) (1)
The Protecting Veil (5)
» Finale
The Second Coming (1)
The Tyger (9)
The Uncreated Eros (1)
The Veil of the Temple (4)
The World (1)
Theophany (1)
Theotoke (1)
The peace that surpasseth understanding (1)
They are all gone into the world of light (3)
Threnos for cello solo (4)
Today the Virgin (4)
Towards Silence (1)
Trisagion (2)
Two Hadiths (2)
We shall see Him as He is (2)
Ypakoe (4)
Zodiacs (5)

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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Child of Light: A British Christmas
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Tavener - No longer mourn for me & other works for cello
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And I Saw a New Heaven: Choral Music from Clifton Cathedral

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Ave Rex Angelorum: Carols & Music tracing the Journey from Christ the King to Epiphany
Ave Rex Angelorum: Carols & Music tracing the Journey from Christ the King to Epiphany

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