John Tavener

1944 - 2013

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Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was an English composer, known for his extensive output of choral religious works. Among his best known works are The Lamb (1982) The Protecting Veil, (1988) and Song for Athene (1993). Tavener first came to prominence with his cantata The Whale, premiered in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Tavener has received more than 371,608 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). John Tavener is the 838th most popular composer (down from 798th in 2019), the 2,336th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,286th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, John Tavener ranks 838 out of 1,228Before him are Marvin Hamlisch, Aribert Reimann, Vincent Lübeck, Jón Leifs, Zacharia Paliashvili, and Felice Anerio. After him are Ralph Benatzky, Giacomo Antonio Perti, Carlo Rustichelli, Percy Faith, Knut Nystedt, and Silvestre Revueltas.

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Among people born in 1944, John Tavener ranks 264Before him are Boris Mikhailov, Élisabeth Badinter, Jim Gray, Marvin Hamlisch, Helena Rojo, and George Baker. After him are Wolfgang Weber, Whitfield Diffie, Kevin Ayers, Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, Lena Nyman, and Storm Thorgerson. Among people deceased in 2013, John Tavener ranks 203Before him are Joanna Chmielewska, Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Arik Einstein, Halton Arp, Józef Glemp, and Shakuntala Devi. After him are Saye Zerbo, Franca Rame, Vlatko Marković, Kevin Ayers, János Starker, and Storm Thorgerson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Tavener ranks 2,336 out of 6,924Before him are Ian Hill (1952), Chris Vance (1971), Ronald Speirs (1920), Alexander Dalrymple (1737), Robert Burton (1577), and Joseph Aspdin (1778). After him are Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892), Al Stewart (1945), Jackie Oliver (1942), Jodie Whittaker (1982), Ray Cooney (1932), and David Mumford (1937).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Tavener ranks 33Before him are Malcolm Arnold (1921), Stanley Myers (1930), Richard Addinsell (1904), John Taverner (1490), Thomas Morley (1557), and Charles Burney (1726). After him are Matthew Locke (1621), Frank Bridge (1879), Hubert Parry (1848), Christopher Hogwood (1941), Michael Tippett (1905), and Arthur Sullivan (1842).

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