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John Rutter

John Rutter's compositional career has embraced both large and small-scale choral works, orchestral and instrumental pieces, a piano concerto, two children's operas, music for television, and specialist writing for such groups as the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the King's Singers. His most recent larger choral works, Requiem (1985), Magnificat (1990) and Psalmfest (1993) have been performed many times in Britain, North America, and a growing number of other countries. He co-edited four volumes in the Carols for Choirs series with Sir David Willcocks, and, more recently, has edited the first two volumes in the new Oxford Choral Classics series, Opera Choruses (1995) and European Sacred Music (1996).

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John Rutter : Anthems for SA Men : Songbook : 9780193518209 : 9780193518209

John Rutter : Anthems for SA Mennew

This collection of nine of John Rutter's finest and most popular anthems, scored for SA Men, has been carefully compiled to be both accessible to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of today's liturgy. With the inclusion of so many 'classics' covering a variety of texts and styles, this anthology is ideal for working church choirs requiring flexible options. Accompanied and unaccompanied.

Songlist: A Clare Benediction, A Gaelic Blessing, God Be in my Head, All Things Bright and Beautiful, For the Beauty of the Earth, Look at the World, Open Thou Mine Eyes, The Gift of Each Day, The Lord Bless and Keep You

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4556b | Songbook | $9.50


John Rutter : Anthem Collection : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : HMB237

John Rutter : Anthem Collection

A collection of John Rutter's anthems, featuring eleven of his best compositions. These selections have been carefully chosen to reflect the breadth and beauty of Rutter's sacred choral music making this collection an invaluable addition to any music library.

Songlist: God Be In My Head , A Prayer Of Saint Patrick, All Things Bright And Beautiful, For The Beauty Of The Earth, I Will Sing With The Spirit, Look At The World, Go Forth Into The World In Peace, A Clare Benediction, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, The Peace Of God , A Choral Amen

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Voicing: SATB | 7556b | Songbook | $6.95


John Rutter : Five Childhood Lyrics : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193437163

John Rutter : Five Childhood Lyrics

This choral collection includes settings of children's poems and nursery rhymes for SATB unaccompanied - with some divisi.

Songlist: Monday's Child, The Owl And The Pussy Cat, Windy Nights, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Sing A Song Of Sixpence,

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Voicing: SATB | 9352b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter : Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193533812

John Rutter : Carols

Full of joy and tenderness, John Rutter's carols illuminate and celebrate the Christmas story in works of great imagination and variety. This selection of his most popular carols forms an essential collection for all choirs. Includes 10 SATB carols, accompanied and unaccompanied.

Songlist: Angels' Carol, Candlelight Carol, Dormi, Jesu, Love Came Down At Christmas, Mary's Lullaby, Nativity Carol, Shepard's Pipe Carol, Star Carol, There Is A Flower, What Sweeter Music

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Voicing: SATB | 9353b | Songbook | $9.95 | Some a cappella


John Rutter : Birthday Madrigals : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380293

John Rutter : Birthday Madrigals

Birthday Madrigals was written at the invitation of Brian Kay, conductor of the Cheltenham Bach Choir, to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of the great jazz pianist George Shearing. The first performance was given, in his presence, in Cheltenham Town Hall on June 3, 1995 by the Cheltenham Bach Choir with Neil Swainson (double bass), John Rutter conducting. The seed of the composition was 'It was a lover and his lass,' witten in 1975. The other four movements, their texts also drawn from the madrigal era (hence the work's title), were added in 1995 to make the present choral suite.

Songlist: It Was A Lover And His Lass, Draw On, Sweet Night, Come Live With Me, My True Love Hath My Heart, When Daisies Pied

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Voicing: SATB | 9354b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter : Fancies : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380714

John Rutter : Fancies

Featured on the Cambridge Singers' album of the same name, 'Fancies' is an exquisite cycle of choral settings for mixed voices and small orchestra.

Songlist: Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred, There Is A Garden In Her Face, The Urchins' Dance, Riddle Song, Midnight's Bell, The Bellboy's Song

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Voicing: SATB | 9357b | Songbook | $14.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter : When Icicles Hang : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380730

John Rutter : When Icicles Hang

In this collection we have a cycle of choral settings with words by Campion, Shakespeare, and anon. for SATB (with tenor solo) and small orchestra.

Songlist: Icicles, Winter Nights, Good Ale, Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind, Winter Wakeneth All My Care, Hay Ay

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Voicing: SATB | 9358b | Songbook | $14.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter : Five Traditional Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193437171

John Rutter : Five Traditional Songs

In this choral collection we have five settings of traditional songs, arranged by John Rutter for SATBB unaccompanied voices.

Songlist: The Girl I Left Behind Me, O Waly Waly, The British Grenadiers, Golden Slumbers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron

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Voicing: SATB | 9359b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter : Gloria : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380625

John Rutter : Gloria

Composed by John Rutter, this vocal score for mixed voices and piano is a brilliant choral piece that your singers and audience members will love. The score comes with choral notation and piano reduction, the text language is Latin, with a total of 44 pages.

Songlist: Allegro Vivace, Andante, Vivace e Ritmico

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Voicing: SATB | 9360b | Songbook | $9.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter : Psalmfest : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380404

John Rutter : Psalmfest

This excellent choral collection by John Rutter is written for mixed voices and keybord. The nine movements form a single choral work comprising seven pieces previously published separately and two new movements. A broad range of emotions all find their place with rich and varied musical settings. It features solos for soprano and tenor soloists - an excellent addition to your sacred choral program!

Songlist: O Be Joyful In The Lord, I will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Praise The Lord, O My Soul, The Lord Is My Shepard, Cantate Domino, The Lord Is My Light And Salvation, O Clap Your Hands, O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings, O Praise The Lord Of Heaven

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Voicing: SATB | 9361b | Songbook | $11.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193380617

John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme

Featured on the Cambridge Singers' album of the same name, 'The Sprig of Thyme' is a beautiful cycle of folk-song settings, each setting giving plenty of opportunity for different voices in your choir the opportunity to shine!

Songlist: The Bold Grenadier, The Keel Row, The Willow Tree, The Sprig Of Thyme, Down By The Sally Gardens, The Cuckoo, I Know Where I'm Going, Willow Song, O Can Ye Sew Cushions, Afton Water, The Miller Of Dee

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Voicing: SATB | 9362b | Songbook | $9.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter : Feel The Spirit : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : HMB231

John Rutter : Feel The Spirit

This collection of familiar spirituals arranged by John Rutter is beautifully set for mezzo-soprano solo and mixed choir. Each selection can be performed alone, or the collection can be performed as a whole to showcase the rich heritage of the spiritual.

Songlist: Deep River, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, I Got a Robe, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, When the Saints Go Marching In

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Voicing: SATB | 9687b | Songbook | $7.50


John Rutter (editor) : English Church Music, Volume 2: Canticles and Responses : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193368446 : 9780193368446

John Rutter (editor) : English Church Music, Volume 2: Canticles and Responses

Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music assembles in two volumes around 100 of the finest examples of English sacred choral music. The second volume presents a wealth of service material suitable for use throughout the year. The evening canticles are given due space, with seventeen settings, including those by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, Walmisley, Stanford, Noble, Howells, Walton, and Tippett. Also included are settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate Deo, alongside seven settings of the Preces and Responses and two additional early Lord's Prayers. The selection is completed with three supplementary items: a set of previously unpublished Psalm chants by Howells, John Sanders's Good Friday Reproaches, and a written-out Order for Compline. Robert King has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscripts or printed sources. Playable keyboard reductions have been added for the majority of unaccompanied items.

Songlist: Preces & Responses, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B minor (original setting), Preces & Responses, Second Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C minor (unison voices) (transposed to D minor), Preces & Responses, Lord's Prayer, Short Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), Second Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), Short Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis), Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B minor, Psalm Chants, Preces & Responses, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B minor, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G minor, Preces & Responses, Good Friday Reproaches, Preces & Responses, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C, Te Deum and Jubilate in C, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B flat, Lord's Prayer, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (St John's service), Preces & Responses, Te Deum in G, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D minor, Magnificat & Nunc Dimmitis (Chichester Service), Jubilate Deo, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 5692b | Songbook | $19.95


John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 343718-X

John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1

Editied by John Rutter these songs come from the British Isles and North America, ranging widely in regional origin and character.

Songlist: Among the Leaves so Green, O, Bushes and Briars, Black Sheep , Bobby Shaftoe, Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron, Early One Morning, Greensleeves, Londonderry Air , My Sweetheart's like Venus, O Waly, Waly, She's Like the Swallow, Sourwood Mountain

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Voicing: SATB | 6606b | Songbook | $15.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 343719-8

John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 2

Edited by John Rutter all these songs come from the British Isles.

Songlist: Afton Water , Brigg Fair, Ca' the Yowes , Faithful Johnny , I love my Love , Strawberry Fair , Swansea Town , The Keel Row , The Oak and the Ash , The Sailor and Young Nancy , The Three Ravens, The Turtle Dove, Yarmouth Fair

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Voicing: SATB | 6607b | Songbook | $15.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 19-343704-X

John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets

This songbook is part of the Oxford Choral Classics series and gathers in one volume sixteen of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. The collection gives due space to the magnificant works of the Renaissance period, with well-known motets such as Victoria's O magnum mysterium and Sweeelink's Hodie Chritus natus est placed alongside works by Byrd, Palestrina and Mouton. There are also works from later peiods, including Bruckner's Virga Jesse, an estatic motet in praise of Christ's birth, and Cui's fervant and sonorous setting of the Magnificat. As such, the collection is an outstanding and richly varied survey of the repertoire, and provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs seeking a broad selection of music for this season.

Songlist: Virga Jesse floruit, O magnum mysterium and Beata Virgo, Magnificat, Quem vidistis, pastores, Riu, riu, chiu, Resonet in laudibus, Omnes de Saba venient, Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden, Nesciens mater, Hodie Christus natus est, O beatum et sacrosanctum diem, In dulci jubilo, Quem pastores laudavere, In dulci jubilo, Hodie Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium

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Voicing: SATB | 6608b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter (Editor) : European Sacred Music : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193436954

John Rutter (Editor) : European Sacred Music

The Oxford Choral Classics gathers together over three hundred of the world's choral masterpieces into a unique series of seven volumes that span the whole of Western choral literature. Each volume contains all of the established classics of its genre under a single cover, in authoritative new editions and at a budget price. European Sacred Music is the second volume in the series and a fabulous value for money. From the Allegri Misereri to the Victora O vos omnes, John Rutter and co-editor Clifford Bartlett have researched the best available sources and provided excellent new English singing translations and sensible, practical keyboard reductions.

Songlist: Miserere, Cristus factus est, Otche nash (The Lord's Prayer), O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen?, Ach, arme Welt, Geistliches Lied, Ave Maria, Christus factus est, Os justi, Locus iste, Magnificat, O vos omnes, Cantique de jean Racine, Panis angelicus, Jubilate Deo, O vos omnes, The Cherubic Hymn (Izhe kheruvimyi), Ave aris stella, Ave Virgo sanctissima, Pater noster, Dixit Maria, Crux fidelis, Ave Maria, Adoramus te, Christe, Ave verum Corpus, Timor et tremor and Exaudi Deus, Crucifixus a8, Psalm 48 (Richte mich, Gott), Verleih uns Frieden, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9125b | Songbook | $23.95


John Rutter (Editor) : Opera Choruses : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193436930

John Rutter (Editor) : Opera Choruses

The Oxford Choral Classics series gathers together over three hundred of the world's choral masterpieces into a unique series of seven volumes. Each volume contains all of the established classics of its genre under a single cover, in authoritative new editions, at a budget price. Opera Choruses is the first volume in the series. Audiences will love these classic choruses, skillfully arranged as separate concert works and available for the first time together. Rutter has researched the best available sources and provided excellent English singing translations, as well as sensible and practical new keyboard reductions for rehearsal accompanists.

Songlist: Prisoners' chorus (Fidelio), Roman carnival (Benvenuto Cellini), Habanera (Carmen), March of the toreadors (Carmen), Polovitsian dances (Prince Igor), Chorus of wedding guests (Lucia di Lammermoor), Soldiers' chorus (Faust ), Chorus of encanted islanders (Alcina), Bell Chorus (Pagliacci), Easter hymn (Cavalleria rusticana), Priests' chorus (Die Zauberflote), Voyagers' chorus (Idomeneo), Coronation scene (Boris Godunov), Humming chorus (Madama Butterfly), Dido's lament, and final chorus (Dido and Aeneas), Procession of the nobles (Mlada), Prayer (Moise), Villagers' chorus (Guillaume Tell), Chorus of peasant girls (Eugene Onegin), Waltz scene (Eugene Onegin), Anvil chorus (Il trovatore), Brindisi (La traviata), Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco), Chorus of Scottish Refugees (Macbeth), Matadors' chorus (La traviata), Rataplan (La forza del destino), Soldiers' chorus (Il trovatore), Triumphal scene (Aida), Witches' chorus (Macbeth), Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin), and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9134b | Songbook | $16.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter / David Willcocks : Carols for Choirs : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 0193532271

John Rutter / David Willcocks : Carols for Choirs

This is a selection of the best-loved carols and hymns for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter: 74 of the most popular titles from Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3, plus 26 titles new to the series. There are carols suitable for both sacred and secular occasions, and both accompanied and unaccompanied material. The Order of Service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is included.

Songlist: A Boy Was Born, A Christmas Carol, A Great and Mighty Wonder, A Merry Christmas, A Virgin Most Pure, Adeste Fideles, All Men Draw Near, And There Were Sheperds, Angels from the Realms of Glory, As with Gladness Men of Old, Away in a Manger, Away in a Manger, Blessed be that Maid Mary, The Blessed Son of God, The Boar's Head Carol, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Carol with Lullaby, Conventry Carol, Conventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High First Nowell, Gallery Carol, Girls and Boys Leave your Toys, Gloucestershire Wassail, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas

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Voicing: SATB | 9087b | Songbook | $21.95 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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God be in my head : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Songbook : 9780193405516

John Rutter : God be in my head

Part of the John Rutter Anniversary Edition, this is a profoundly beautiful setting of one of the earliest English prayers, from the Sarum Primer of 1514.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193405516


Kum ba yah : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193403666

John Rutter : Kum ba yah

This moving and prayerful arrangement of the well-known traditional song was written in memory of Nelson Mandela. Rutter treats the melody in simple yet varied ways, with a mixture of unison and four-part choral textures, into which the organ is gently interwoven. The piece reaches a dynamic and emotional peak in the fourth and final verse, before a quiet and reflective ending.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193403666


My true love hath my heart : SSAA : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193426269 : 9780193426269

John Rutter : My true love hath my heart

An exquisite setting of a love song by Sir Philip Sydney.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella |
9780193426269


Still, still, still : SATB divisi : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193416369

John Rutter : Still, still, still

This festive arrangement of a traditional German carol features an English text, translated and adapted by John Rutter himself. The first two verses are sung by soloists (or alternatively by a semi-chorus over a background of choral hums) before all singers come together in the final verse and then fade into solemn stillness.

Arranger: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193416369


The British Grenadiers : SATB : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193857599

John Rutter : The British Grenadiers

for mixed chorus (SATBarB). From Five Traditional Songs.

Arranger: John Rutter | Country: England

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193857599


Three Choral Amens : SSAATTBB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193405530 : 9780193405530

John Rutter : Three Choral Amens

The three Choral Amens in this set were written to fill a liturgical and musical gap in chapel services where the prevailing style of the music is romantic. This is the first publication of two of the Amens (in F and A), and the musical style of the three m ay be characterized as Anglican-romantic

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | $2.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193405530

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