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Lou Reed and John Tavener14th November 2013

Last night I put on Palestrina's Mass for Papae Marcelli as a quiet and inadequate token of the loss I feel. Tavener has never been my go to composer - Mozart and Bach vie for that dubious honour - but his works ( particularly the Protecting Veil ) impact on me in a way that only he and Messiaen can do. It is something about the imminence of transcendence - a phrase that I remember reading way back in the days that I read theology on the banks of the Cam.

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