Composer Sir John Tavener, noted for compositions of spiritual significance, died Tuesday, November 12th. Though he had achieved musical prominence early in his career, it wasn't until 2001 that he entered film scoring with Werner Herzog's Pilgrimage. He would go on to compose the music for Battle in Heaven and Children of Men. Children of Men: Fragments of a Prayer was released by Varese Sarabande in 2006 and is available digitally and on CD.

Sir John was 69 years old.