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Composer John Tavener Dead At 69
He first drew notice for his clangorous scores The Whale and Celtic Requiem (recorded on the Beatles' Apple label); earned broad popularity with works, such as the cello concerto The Protecting Veil and the voices-and-strings miniature The Bridegroom, infused with Eastern Orthdox Christian mysticism; went universalist with his seven-hour The Veil of the Temple. He gained worldwide fame when his simple Song for Athene was sung at Princess Diana's funeral. The Guardian (UK) 11/12/13
Posted November 12, 2013 02:12 PM

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