Sir John Tavener has renewed his long term exclusive relationship with Chester Music, part of The Music Sales Group. Tavener has had a relationship with the company all of his composing life, a period that has given birth to landmark repertoire pieces such as: The Whale; The Protecting Veil; Ultimos Ritos; Fall and Resurrection; The Veil of the Temple and a continuing catalogue of compelling, beautiful and profoundly felt choral music. Among the choral music we find gems such as The Lamb and Song for Athene and more recently, those works inspired by texts from many different religious traditions and philosophies. Tavener’s music appeals to millions of people around the world. It has been commissioned by international presenters, as well as HRH The Prince of Wales.
James Rushton, Managing Director of Chester Music comments “It is very rewarding to have signed this exceptionally long term extension to Sir John’s career-long relationship with Chester Music. It is a privilege to be the publisher of all of Sir John’s output and greatly encouraging to be able to look ahead with certainty to the many new and original projects planned for the next several years.”
On renewing his contract Tavener comments “I am delighted to continue my contract with Chester Music and my valued relationships with colleagues and friends within the company. Deo Volens, I will produce yet more music!”