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John Tavener

© Sim Canetty Clarke
© Sim Canetty Clarke
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Year of birth1944
Year of death2013
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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In memoriam: Sir John Tavener

Westminster Abbey was packed today for Sir John Tavener's memorial service. In honour of the occasion, here's a playlist.
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LondonThe Tallis Scholars - Rachmaninov Vespers

© Nick Rutter
Tavener, Rachmaninov
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars

LondonThe Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Greenwich

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Greenwich
Tavener, Sheppard, Whitacre, Wylkynson, Fayrfax, Jackson, MacMillan
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

LancasterThe Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Lancaster

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Lancaster
Tavener, Sheppard, Whitacre, Wylkynson, Fayrfax, Jackson, MacMillan
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

CarlisleThe Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Carlisle

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Carlisle
Tavener, Sheppard, Whitacre, Wylkynson, Fayrfax, Jackson, MacMillan
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

HullThe Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Hull

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Hull
Tavener, Sheppard, Whitacre, Wylkynson, Fayrfax, Jackson, MacMillan
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen
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Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Stunningly beautiful commemorative British choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at Perth Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk’s wonderful acoustic.
****1
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Plumbing the depths of Tavener

Matthew Barley © Nick White
The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
****1
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Ancient and Modern Christmas icons

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh © Carlos Delgado, Wikicommons
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with pieces by Tavener, MacMillan and Lauridsen contrast with Byrd and Dowland in a thoughtful and moving performance of Christmas musical icons from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus.
****1
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Pärt and Tavener: simple complexity from the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Great musicality from Royal Northern Sinfonia in deceptively simple Pärt and a fearsomely demanding piece by John Tavener.
***11
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The Duke Quartet make an impression with Tavener

John Metcalfe © Tom Oldham
Tavener's The Hidden Treasure is the highlight of the Duke Quartet's recital at Kings Place
***11
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