From the New York Times: John Tavener - The Beautiful Names.
for Mr. Tavener to have written “The Beautiful Names,” a meditation on the 99 names of Allah, commissioned by no less than Prince Charles, for performance in a Roman Catholic cathedral does raise certain issues. For one, the charge of opportunism. For another, the risk that Muslims, who don’t exactly value music in worship, might not be appreciative.
I don't know why the Times has to pontificate on what 1.4 billion people might think of a piece of music. I just want you to read about this new work of art premiering in England.
Demagogues and politicians and egotists preach division. Artists and mystics reach for union. I throw my lot in with the artists and mystics, thank you.