John Tavener - 70th Birthday in 2014
3rd August 2012
Works in Tavener’s catalogue have been specially written for an array of high profile commissioners and performers including: HRH The Prince of Wales; the BBC Proms; King’s College, Cambridge; The Academy of Ancient Music; Nicola Benedetti; Steven Isserlis; Stephen Layton; Patricia Rozario; Sarah Connolly; and countless choirs and vocal groups including The Sixteen, Tenebrae, The Tallis Scholars and Polyphony.
At the turn of the new Millennium Tavener received a Knighthood for his Services to Music and in 2005 he was presented with the Ivor Novello Classical Music Award.
There are a number of key works by Tavener worthy of further outings, which are extremely enjoyable and affecting for performers and audiences alike. For example: The Whale (1966; orchestra, choir, soloists) The Lamb (1982; choir) The Protecting Veil (1988; cello, strings) The Veil of the Temple (2002; ensemble, choir, soloists) Schuon Lieder (2003; soprano, ensemble) Lalishri (2006; violin, strings) The Beautiful Names (2007; tenor, choir, orchestra) Requiem (2007; cello, soprano, tenor, orchestra, choir) Towards Silence (2007; four string quartets, large Tibetan temple bowl) Tu ne sais pas (2007; mezzo-soprano, timpani, strings) Popule Meus (2009; cello, timpani, strings) You can view a selection of Tavener’s scores online at our special digital service, including the iconic Ultimos Ritos; two well-known pieces - The Lamb and Mother of God, here I stand, newly scored for string orchestra; Supernatural Songs; Ikon of Eros; Lament for Jerusalem and Requiem. You can also view sample pages of smaller scale works such as Schuon Lieder and Pratirúpa. VIEW SCORES ONLINE
Tavener’s choral music available on sale and study scores of his works can be purchased and viewed at musicroom.com. There are also a number of titles available for digital download from sheetmusicdirect.com. Contact our Hire Library to make an enquiry about hiring Tavener titles for larger forces. Full details about John Tavener’s catalogue can be found at chesternovello.com. If you require any perusal materials please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.