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Polyphony: John Rutter - Requiem and other Sacred Music

Song NameComposer
RequiemJohn Rutter
Requiem aeternamJohn Rutter
Out of the deepJohn Rutter
Pie Jesu with ROSA MANNION sopranoJohn Rutter
SanctusJohn Rutter
Agnus Dei John Rutter
The Lord is my shepherdJohn Rutter
Lux aeterna with ROSA MANNION sopranoJohn Rutter
Hymn to the Creator of LightJohn Rutter
God be in my headJohn Rutter
A Gaelic BlessingJohn Rutter
Cantate DominoJohn Rutter
Open thou mine eyesJohn Rutter
A Prayer of Saint PatrickJohn Rutter
A Choral FanfareJohn Rutter
Draw on, sweet nightJohn Rutter
My true love hath my heartJohn Rutter
The Lord bless you and keep youJohn Rutter

Directed by Stephen Layton

John Rutter composed his Requiem in 1985. The work follows the precedents of Brahms and Faure in using carefully selected texts in place of much of the standard Missa Pro defunctis sequence. The resulting composition has an arch-like formal structure within which is contained some of Rutter's most haunting (and, in the case of 'The Lord is my shepherd', well known) choral music to date. Also included are two items from the Birthday madrigals collection composed in honour of the jazz pianist George Shearing, and eight further sacred works. The double-choir Hymn to the Creator of Light is a wonderful composition, far removed from the romantic style with which Rutter has sometimes been associated; 'A disc to delight all those who admire Rutter's choral writing. Full of delights and with something for everyone. Certainly a must!' (Organists' Review)

Item code: 7991C | 1 CD | $17.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Accompanied | Mixed | England
66947

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