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John Taverner

English composer and organist John Taverner (not to be confused with his descendent, the contemporary English composer John Tavener, whose name is spelt slightly differently) was born in about 1490 and wrote mainly choral music. He was the first organist and master of the choristers at Christ Church, Oxford, appointed by Cardinal Wolsey. He died on 18 October 1545 at Boston in Lincolnshire, UK, and is buried under the church tower there.

A selection of M&V articles about John Taverner

Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett

CD Spotlight. Great Fluency - Music by Pierre Moulu, heard by George Balcombe. '... magically moving individual lines and harmonies.'

Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival


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