John Tavener

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John Tavener (born 1944 in London) was one of the most popular and commercially successful composers of his generation.
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Compositions

Year Title
1977 ... Depart in Peace ..., for soprano, violin, tampura & strings Vocal Music
1980 Abbasid Songs (6), for tenor, alto flutes, bells & gongs Vocal Music Song Cycle
1994 Agraphon, for soprano, 2 timpani & string orchestra Vocal Music
1986 Akathist of Thanksgiving, for solo voices, chorus, percussion, organ & strings Choral Sacred music
1993 Akhmatova Songs, for soprano & cello (or string quartet) Vocal Music Song Cycle
1979 Akhmatova: Requiem, for soprano, bass & orchestra Vocal Music Requiem
1985 Angels, for chorus & organ Choral Chorus
1992 Annunciation, for SATB soloists & chorus Choral Chorus
1995 Antiphons (3) for chorus Choral Sacred music
1999 Apokatástasis, for countertenor, 6 viols & Tibetan bowls Vocal Music
1988 Apolytikion of St Nicholas, dismissal hymn for chorus Choral Sacred music
1998 Apolytikion of the Incarnation, for double chorus Choral Sacred music
1996 As one who has slept, for double chorus Choral Chorus
2004 Away in a Manger, for chorus or treble & chorus Choral Carol
1999 Birthday Sleep, for chorus Choral Part Song
1999 The Bridal Chamber, for 2 countertenors, 3 tenors, baritone & 2 basses Vocal Music Part Song
2000 The Bridegroom, for voices & string quartet Choral
2012 A Buddhist Miniature, for chorus Choral Chorus
2003 Butterfly Dreams, for chorus Choral Part Song
1972 Canciones españolas, for 2 countertenors (or sopranos), 3 flutes, percussion, organ & harpsichord Vocal Music Song Cycle
1976 Canticle of the Mother of God, for soprano & chorus Choral Sacred music
1969 Celtic Requiem, for soprano, contralto, children's chorus, chorus & orchestra Choral Sacred music
1995 Chant, for cello Chamber Music Solo
1984 Chant, for guitar Chamber Music Solo
1992 The Child Lived, for soprano & cello Vocal Music Song
1990 A Christmas Round, for chorus Choral Round
1997 Come and do Your will in me, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1970 Coplas, for vocal quartet, 16-voice choir & tape Choral Quartet
2010 A Cradle Song, for chorus Choral Carol
2007 Dhyana (Contemplation), for violin & strings Concerto Meditation
1997 Diódia, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
1982 Doxa, for double chorus Choral Sacred music
1986 Eis thanaton, ritual for soprano, bass & orchestra Opera Chamber Opera
2002 Elizabeth Full of Grace, for boys' chorus, chorus, Tibetan bowl, organ & strings Choral Sacred music
1989 Eonia, for chorus Choral Part Song
1991 Eternal Memory, for cello & strings Concerto Concerto
2007 The Eternal Sun, for chorus & semi-chorus Choral Chorus
1998 Eternity's Sunrise, for soprano & baroque ensemble Vocal Music
2005 Ex Maria Virgine, a Christmas sequence for chorus & organ Choral Sequence
2003 Exhortation and Kohima, for double chorus Choral Prayer
1999 Fall and Resurrection, for soloists, chorus & orchestra Choral
1997 Fear and rejoice, O people, for chorus Choral Sacred music
2010 The Founder's Prayer, for chorus Choral Sacred music
2004 Fragment for the Virgin, for violin & orchestra (or piano) Concerto Tone Poem
2006 Fragments of a Prayer, for mezzo-soprano, chorus & string orchestra Choral Prayer
1996 Funeral Canticle, for tenor & chorus Choral Hymn
1981 Funeral Ikos, for chorus Choral Chorus
1977 A Gentle Spirit, chamber opera Opera Opera
2000 Glory to God for This Transient Life, for youth chorus, handbells & gong Choral Sacred music
1987 God is with us (A Christmas Proclamation), for tenor, chorus & organ Choral Sacred music
1981 The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1979 Greek Interlude, for flute & piano Chamber Music Interlude
1982 He hath entered the Heven, for 9 treble voices & handbells Choral Sacred music
1996 The Hidden Face, for countertenor, oboe, 8 violins & 8 violas Vocal Music
1989 The Hidden Treasure, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
1962 Holy Sonnets (3), for baritone, brass, timpani & strings Vocal Music Song Cycle
1985 Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, for chorus Choral Hymn
1996 The Hymn of the Unwaning Light, for baritone (or tenor) & chorus Choral Sacred music
1987 Hymn to the Holy Spirit, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1992 Hymns of Paradise, for bass, boys' voices & 6 violins Choral Hymn
1985 Hymns (2) to the Mother of God, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1999 Iero Oniro (A Sacred Dream), for soprano, percussion, strings & synthesizer Vocal Music Sacred music
2000 Ikon of Eros, for soprano, baritone, violin, chorus & orchestra Choral Concerto
1999 Ikon of Joy/Sorrow, for string quartet Chamber Music String Quartet
1984 Ikon of Light, for chorus & string trio Choral
1986 Ikon of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1998 Ikon of St Hilda, for soprano & female chorus Choral Sacred music
1991 Ikon of the Nativity, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1968 In alium, for high soprano, strings, piano, grand organ, Hammond organ, bells, gongs & four-track tape Vocal Music
1986 In Memory of Two Cats, for piano Keyboard Solo
1994 Innocence, for soprano, tenor, chorus, cello, organ & handbells Choral
1968 Introit for March 27: the Feast of St John Damascene, for soprano, alto, chorus & orchestra Choral Sacred music
2006 Lalishri, for violin & string orchestra Concerto Concerto
1982 The Lamb, for chorus Choral Chorus
2002 Lament for Jerusalem, for soprano, countertenor, chorus & orchestra (or ensemble) Choral Lament
2002 Lament for Jerusalem: Jerusalem Version, for soprano, countertenor, chorus & orchestra Choral Lament
1995 Lament for Phaedra, for soprano & cello Vocal Music Lament
1989 Lament of the Mother of God, for soprano & chorus Choral Sacred music
1977 Lamentation, Last Prayer and Exaltation, for soprano & handbells (or piano) Vocal Music Lamentation
2000 Lamentations and Praises, a liturgical drama for male voices, flute, bass trombone, string quintet, tape & percussion Choral Sacred music
1991 The Last Sleep of the Virgin, for string quartet & handbells Chamber Music String Quartet
1984 Little Missenden Calm, for oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn Chamber Music Quartet
1972 Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch, for chorus & chamber orchestra Choral Sacred music
1977 Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1982 The Lord's Prayer, for chorus (1982) Choral Sacred music
1993 The Lord's Prayer, for double chorus (1993) Choral Sacred music
1999 The Lord's Prayer, for chorus (1999) Choral Sacred music
1985 Love bade me welcome, for chorus Choral Sacred music
2010 Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Second Setting), for high chorus & chorus Choral Sacred music
1986 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale), for chorus Choral Sacred music
2003 Mahashakti, for violin & string orchestra Concerto Concerto
1981 Mandelion, for organ Keyboard Solo
1982 Mandoodles, for piano Keyboard Solo
1998 Many Years (1998), for soprano & string quartet Vocal Music Occasional Music
2005 Marienhymne, for high chorus & mixed chorus Choral Sacred music
1991 Mary of Egypt, opera (ikon in music & dance) for soloists, choruses, orchestra & tape Opera Opera
1994 Melina, for soprano Vocal Music Solo
1984 A Mini Song Cycle for Gina, for soprano & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
2005 Missa Brevis, for chorus & organ Choral Sacred music
2013 Missa Wellensis, for double chorus Choral Sacred music
2002 Mother and Child, for chorus, organ & Hindu temple gong Choral
1999 The Mother of God, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1998 My Gaze is ever upon You, for violin & tape Chamber Music Electro-Acoustic Music
1993 The Myrrh-Bearer, for viola, chorus & percussion Choral
1985 A Nativity, for high chorus Choral Carol
2013 A New Commandment, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1998 Nipson, for countertenor & 5 viols Vocal Music
1970 Nomine Jesu, for mezzo-soprano, 2 vocal ensembles, 5 male speakers, 2 alto flutes & organ, 4 hands Vocal Music Sacred music
1996 Notre Père, for children's chorus Choral Sacred music
2010 O Adonai, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) Choral Sacred music
2012 O that we were there!, for female chorus Choral Carol
2000 O Thou Gentle Light, for tenor & chorus Choral Sacred music
1990 O, do not move, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1984 Orthodox Vigil Service, for chorus & handbells Choral Sacred music
1996 Out of the Night (Alleluia), for viola Chamber Music Solo
1977 Palin, for piano Keyboard Meditation
1986 Panikhida, Orthodox Office for the Dead, for celebrant & chorus Choral Sacred music
2000 Parting Gift for Tam Farrow, for chorus Choral Chorus
1996 Petra, for baritone & singing string ensemble Choral Meditation
2003 Pratirúpa, for piano Keyboard Solo
2003 Pratirupa, for piano & string orchestra Concerto Meditation
1998 Prayer for the Healing of the Sick, for chorus Choral Prayer
1981 Prayer for the World, for chorus Choral Prayer
1999 Prayer of the Heart, for voice, Tibetan bowls, monastery bell & string quartet Vocal Music Prayer
1995 Prayer to the Holy Trinity, for female chorus & chorus Choral Prayer
2013 Preces and Responses, for double chorus Choral Sacred music
1987 The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra Concerto Concerto
1990 The Repentant Thief, for clarinet, percussion & string orchestra Concerto Open Form
1973 Requiem for Father Malachy, for chorus, organ & orchestra Choral Sacred music
2008 Requiem, for soprano, tenor, cello, chorus & orchestra Choral Sacred music
1971 Responsorium in memoriam Annon Lee Silver, for chorus & 2 flutes ad lib Choral Sacred music
1989 Resurrection, for soloists, male chorus, chorus, brass, percussion, organ & string quartet Choral Oratorio
2007 Rocking, carol for chorus Choral Carol
1978 Russian Folk Songs (6) for soprano & ensemble Vocal Music Folk Song Arrangement
1999 The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1980 Sappho: Lyrical Fragments, for 2 sopranos & strings Vocal Music Duet
2003 Schuon Hymnen, for chorus Choral Sacred music
2003 Schuon Lieder, for soprano, string quartet, temple bowls & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
2001 The Second Coming, for chorus & organ Choral Prayer
2003 Shûnya, for chorus & temple bowls Choral Meditation
1993 Song for Athene, for chorus Choral Part Song
1997 Song for Athene, version for violin & string orchestra Concerto Song Without Words
1994 Song of the Angel, for soprano, violin & string orchestra Vocal Music Song
2005 Songs of the Sky, for tenor, oboe & piano Vocal Music Song Cycle
2007 Sunrise in Your Heart, for chorus Choral Part Song
1967 Surrealist Songs (3), for mezzo-soprano, piano, bongo drums & tape Vocal Music Song Cycle
1995 Svyati, for chorus & cello Choral Sacred music
2008 Take Him Earth for Cherishing, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1995 Tears of the Angels, for violin & string orchestra Concerto
1993 Theophany, for orchestra, bandir drum & tape Orchestral Meditation
2001 Theotoke, for female chorus Choral Chorus
1973 Thérèse, opera Opera Opera
2011 They are all gone into the world of light, for chorus Choral Part Song
1990 Thrinos, for cello Chamber Music Solo
1990 Thunder entered her, for chorus, male chorus, handbells & organ Choral Sacred music
1983 To a Child Dancing in the Wind, for soprano, flute, harp & viola Vocal Music Song Cycle
1989 Today the Virgin, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1999 Total Eclipse, for treble, countertenor, tenor, bass, saxophone, chorus & orchestra Choral
2007 Towards Silence, for 4 string quartets & large Tibetan temple bowl Chamber Music Meditation
1982 Towards the Son: Ritual Procession, for 4 bowed psalteries, 3 trumpets & chamber orchestra Orchestral
1981 Trisagion, for brass quintet Chamber Music Quintet
2007 Two Hadiths, for female chorus & renaissance bray harp Choral Chorus
1987 The Tyger, for chorus Choral Chorus
1972 Ultimos Ritos, for soloists, 4 choruses, orchestra & tape Choral Sacred music
1988 The Uncreated Eros, for chorus Choral Part Song
2002 The Veil of the Temple (All Night Vigil), for soprano, chorus, boys' chorus, brass, temple bowls, tamtam, temple bells, organ & Indian harmonium Choral Sacred music
1992 A Village Wedding, for countertenor, 2 tenors & bass Choral Part Song
1996 Wake up ... and die, for solo cello & cello ensemble Concerto
1992 We shall see him as he is, for soprano, 2 tenors, chorus, orchestra & organ Choral Sacred music
1989 Wedding Greeting (I will lift up mine eyes), for tenor & chorus Choral Part Song
1965 The Whale, dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano, bass, speaker, chorus, children's chorus, organs, tape & orchestra Choral Choral Cantata
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
1993 The World Is Burning, for chorus & tam-tam Choral Lamentation
1997 The World, for soprano & string quartet (or string orchestra) Vocal Music Art Song
1997 Ypakoë, suite for piano Keyboard Suite
1997 Zodiacs, for piano Keyboard Solo