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John Tavener (1944–2013)

John Tavener was born on January 28, 1944 in Wembley, London, England as John Kenneth Tavener. He was married to Maryanna Schaefer and Victoria Maragopoulou. He died on November 12, 2013 in Child Okeford, Dorset, England. See full bio »

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Children of Men
Children of Men Composer
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life Soundtrack
Philomena Soundtrack
La grande bellezza
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 2016 The Young Pope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (writer: "Song for Athene" - uncredited)
 2016 The Light Between Oceans (writer: "Funeral Canticle")
 2013 Philomena (writer: "Mother of God Here I Stand")
 2013 The Immigrant (writer: "Funeral Canticle")
 2013 La grande bellezza (writer: "The Lamb")
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Funeral Canticle", "Resurrection in Hades")
 2009 General Orders No. 9 (writer: "Mother and Child")
 2008 Of Time and the City (Documentary) ("The Protecting Veil")
 2006 Children of Men (music: "Fragments of a Prayer", "Eternity's Sunrise") / (performer: "Fragments of a Prayer")
 2003 Broken Saints (Video) (writer: "Song for Athene")
 2002 My Mother's Smile (music: "Tears of the Angels", "... Depart in Peace")
 2000 De zee die denkt (as John Taverner, "The Protecting Veil")
 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "ETERNITY'S SUNRISE", "FUNERAL CANTICLE")
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Children Crossing (1990) ... (music: "The Protecting Veil" - uncredited)
 1978 The Silent Witness (Documentary) (music: "Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch" - uncredited)
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Survived by his wife and three children, Theodora, Sofia and Orlando. See more »

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