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John Rutter
Birthday Madrigals

Song NameComposerArranger
It Was A Lover And His LassJohn RutterJohn Rutter
Draw On, Sweet NightJohn RutterJohn Rutter
Come Live With MeJohn RutterJohn Rutter
My True Love Hath My HeartJohn RutterJohn Rutter
When Daisies PiedJohn RutterJohn Rutter

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.

Item code: 9354B | Songbook | $12.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | SATB | 30 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11 | England

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