Wednesday Nov 27
Funeral of top composer held in Hampshire
The funeral of composer Sir John Tavener, one of the greatest British figures in contemporary classical music, will take place in Hampshire today.
This is Hampshire
THE funeral service for Sir John Tavener is to be held at Winchester Cathedral later this month.
Sir John, one of the most successful British composers of his generation, died at home on Tuesday , aged 69. Known for his religious works, he was twice nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, and won a Grammy in 2002 for best classical contemporary composition.
The Miami Herald
Composer John Tavener filled works with spirituality
I don't own anything close to a complete John Tavener discography. But I do have a foot-high stack of his CDs that I happened to stumble over in a closet not long ago.
Sir John Tavener dies, Prince Charles leads tributes paid to composer
Sir John - who is survived by his wife Maryanna and three children - was knighted for Services to Music in the Millennium Honours list Prince Charles led tributes last night to the musician whose haunting Song For Athene was played at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.
British composer John Tavener dies aged 69
John Tavener, one of Britain's most celebrated composers whose music was played at the funeral of Princess Diana, died at his home in southwest England on Tuesday at age 69, his publisher said.