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British Dictionary definitions for tavener


  1. Sir John (Kenneth). born 1944, English composer, whose works include the cantata The Whale (1966), the opera Thérèse (1979), and the choral work The Last Discourse (1998); many of his later works are inspired by the liturgy of the Russian Orthodox Church
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  • Tavener, a merchant, who was suspected of Jewish descent, rose timidly to his feet.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim