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Sir John Tavener

EDM number 749 in 2013-14, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 18/11/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Performing arts.

That this House is deeply saddened by the death of Sir John Tavener at the age of 69, one of the leading classical composers of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries; appreciates his outstanding contribution to classical music by bringing it into popular culture, with works such as Protecting the Veil, Song for Athene and pieces inspired by William Blake's poetry, The Lamb and Eternity Sunrise; recognises his exceptional creative talent demonstrated in the recent piece Cantus Mysticus, which premiered at a late night BBC Proms in 2008; notes that, as a student of the Royal Academy of Music and a teacher at Trinity College of Music, his work serves as a reminder of the importance of music in our cultural life; and calls on the Government to ensure that all children not only have access to music but are able to learn to play a musical instrument.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Valerie Vaz18/11/2013Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Jonathan Evans18/11/2013Cardiff NorthConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley18/11/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale19/11/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan19/11/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Simpson19/11/2013Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Shannon19/11/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/11/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon19/11/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Mike Hancock19/11/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin19/11/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/11/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea20/11/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Paul Flynn20/11/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Naomi Long20/11/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Margaret Ritchie20/11/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton20/11/2013GowerLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden21/11/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ian Swales22/11/2013RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Halfon25/11/2013HarlowConservativeSigned
Hywel Williams25/11/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
John Leech27/11/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh29/11/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer02/12/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jim Dowd04/12/2013Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
John McDonnell16/12/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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