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Choir of Clare College: John Rutter - Requiem

Song NameComposer
Requiem Aeternam Out Of The DeepJohn Rutter
Pie JesuJohn Rutter
SanctusJohn Rutter
Agnus Dei John Rutter
The Lord Is My ShepardJohn Rutter
Lux aeternaJohn Rutter
Advent AnthemJohn Rutter
AnthemJohn Rutter
Musicca Dei DonumJohn Rutter
Two BlessingsJohn Rutter

Rutter's Requiem, from 1985, is wildly popular among modern choirs, audiences, and record shoppers. It is offered here in the world premiere recording of its chamber version, making what is considered a concert piece more suitable for liturgical purposes or intimate venues. This, along with many of his other works, has a direct, uncluttered, almost folksy air to it, while hardly ever lapsing into banality. Just when you begin to think, "Ah, I've heard this kind of stuff before", up Rutter comes with some ingenious device or harmonic twist that grabs even the most jaded ear. And he knows how to hold such a comparatively larger-scale composition together, too. This is one of Rutter's finest and most convincing works. It consoles, implores, worships, affirms, reassures, and mystifies-everything that a good requiem is supposed to do. Instrumental accompaniment (single flute, oboe, cello, harp, and timpani, plus percussion) is spare, but expert and tasteful. Rutter has a long and fruitful history with the Clare College Choir, having led them himself in quite a few outstanding recordings. They perform here with their usual depth, sensitivity, technical finesse, and bright, clear sound.

Item code: 8461C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
8557130

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