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John Tavener

Sir John Tavener – 28th January 1944 – 12th November – 2013

Sir John Tavener the contemporary classical composer has died. Links here to two obituaries fr0m The Independent and The Guardian. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-tavener-musician-whose-work-was-informed-by-the-spiritual-fulfilment-he-found-in-the-russian-orthodox-church-8936287.html http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/12/composer-john-tavener-dies To listen to his music and for some more information on this great man go to the In Deep Music Archive post here: http://indeepmusicarchive.net/wp-admin/post.php?post=4122&action=edit&message=10    

John Tavener The Whale

14/11/13 – Sir John Tavener – The Whale – 1970

¬†Contemporay classical composers, and that means modern era, are often dense, difficult and a challenge. Sir John Tavener who died yesterday was a God-fearing, or more a man inspired by God to create music of profound beauty. A literal vessel for divine inspiration or “divine dictation” as he playfully put it. The Whale was¬†a piece […]