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Cambridge Singers: The John Rutter Collection

Song NameComposer
For The Beauty Of The EarthJohn Rutter
The Lord Is My ShepardJohn Rutter
All Things Bright And BeautifulJohn Rutter
Shepard's Pipe CarolJohn Rutter
The Lord Bless You And Keep YouJohn Rutter
Open Thou Mine EyesJohn Rutter
My True Love Hath My HeartJohn Rutter
EsurientsJohn Rutter
Gloria PatriJohn Rutter
Out Of The DeepJohn Rutter
Pie JesuJohn Rutter
What Sweeter MusicJohn Rutter
A Choral FanfareJohn Rutter
A Prayer Of St. PatrickJohn Rutter
O Be Joyful In The LordJohn Rutter
Behold, The Tabernacle Of GodJohn Rutter
O Praise The Lord Of HeavenJohn Rutter
A Gaelic BlessingJohn Rutter
Angel's CarolJohn Rutter
Matthew, Mark, Luke, And JohnJohn Rutter
Sing A Song Of SixpenceJohn Rutter
Go Forth Into The World Of PeaceJohn Rutter

The music on "Collection" embraces both Rutter's sacred and a little of his secular work, most of it commissioned by choirs for specific occasions. "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" (1966) is the earliest piece; "Angels' carol" (1988) and "What Sweeter Music," (written in 1988 for the King's College Choir), are lovely carols. "For the Beauty of the Earth" (1980), "All things bright and beautiful" (1983), "Open Thou Mine Eyes" (1980), A choral fanfare," (1989), "A Prayer of St. Patrick," (1983), "O be joyful in the Lord," (1984), and "A Gaelic Blessing" were all commissioned by American Choirs. Two longer and more ambitious festival anthems, "Behold, the tabernacle of God" and the lovely "O praise the Lord of heaven," are favorites. Secular songs "My true love hath my heart" and "Sing a song of sixpence" exist harmoniously with excepts from Rutter's larger works, "Out of the deep," "Pie Jesu" and "The Lord is my shepherd." Rutter's work never fails to touch us, no matter if sung by any number of childrens' choirs, or by a powerful, veteran ensemble like the Cambridge Singers, whose a cappella cuts, "Open Thou Mine Eyes," "My true love hath my heart," "A choral fanfare," "A prayer for St. Patrick," "Mathew, Mark, Luke and John" and "Sing a Song of Sixpence" are standouts. Accompaniment, understated to heavy and dramatic, is provided by the City of London Sinfonia. A remarkable collection of 22 songs by one of the great composers, conducted by the master himself!

Item code: 7993C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | England

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