Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Arts: Music

Introduction to Music Series

A series of programs that not only introduces viewers to the basics of music and musical instruments, but also to a variety of musicians who share with viewers the joy and rewards that come from having music as a part of one's life. Series: 8 programs (7 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Sir John Tavener (Composer): The Golden Thread

Tavener, John Sir (Composer): The Golden Thread

"Highly Recommended. This is a fascinating look inside the mind and philosophy of a modern music composer. Sir Tavener is very vocal about his beliefs, his philosophy of life, and what he feels the modern Western world has lost in its rush for materialism and success. His philosophy of music is that everything is inspired, and that if he has to work to produce the music, then it isn't divinely inspired. As part of the "Introduction to Music Series," this is an excellent addition. Tavener's blend of Eastern and Western musical traditions is indeed unique and inspired." -EMRO Review
This is an uplifting study of the music of one of the most popular composers of our times, Sir John Tavener. His music has been inspired by the tones and modes of Byzantine music, and yet it speaks to the hearts of our times - some has been recorded on the Beatles' Apple label. His compositions are a blend of ancient Christian tradition along with the sacred music of India and the Muslim Sufis of Tibet. A serious composer, yet we discover he has an engaging humor that combines with his reflective spirit. Produced by TSI, Inc. 2007 JSCA 60 min.





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