• John Tavener
  • Song for Athene (1993)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the BBC

  • SATB
  • 7 min

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This work was written in memory of Athene Harriadis, who died tragically in March 1993. Her inner and outer beauty was reflected in her love of acting, poetry, music, and of the Orthodox Church. The text is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet and the Orthodox Funeral Service.

John Tavener

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