Sir John Tavener Dies Aged 69.

It was sad to hear of the news of the death of the celebrated composer Sir John Tavener today. 

I've found a video interview, recorded earlier this year and I've chosen two pieces of his music that I particularly enjoy, and give thanks for his life and his creativity.

The following is from the You Tube site to accompany the first video....
" He says his music is for God. Forty years ago his work was sometimes dismissed as bland, populist, new age. But over time he has defied the critics - the Protecting Veil was one of the biggest selling classical albums ever, and his Song for Athene was played at the funeral of Princess Diana. Having been ill for much of his life, he says that everything changed after he nearly died from a heart attack six years ago. He speaks about how this experience affected his view of life, his music, and his faith."

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