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Delineations of Fonthill and Its Abbey

Delineations of Fonthill and Its Abbey

Author: John Rutter Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Sans Day Carol

Sans Day Carol

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 18/06/2015

for SATB and organ or small orchestra Recognising the frequency with which this buoyant Cornish carols is performed with organ accompaniment, the composer has taken the opportunity of this anniversary edition to make an organ reduction of the orchestral material. With its combination of pagan and Christian imagery and references to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this carol is well suited to performance at Passiontide and Easter, as well as at Christmas.

Candlelight Carol

Candlelight Carol

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 18/06/2015

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 18/06/2015

for SATB and organ or small orchestra This much-loved carol is presented with background information and helpful performance hints. Recognising the frequency with which this piece is performed with organ accompaniment, John Rutter has made an organ reduction of the orchestral material. Conductor's scores and instrumental parts are available on sale and on hire.

What sweeter music

What sweeter music

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 12/03/2015

for SSA or SSS and organ or strings Originally published in a version for mixed voices, this much-loved Rutter carol has been adapted by the composer for performance by upper-voice choirs. Full scores and Sets of Parts, specially composed for the upper-voice version, are available on sale and on hire/rental. The Set of Parts contains the following string parts: 4 x vln I, 4 x vln II, 3 x vla, 2 x vc, 1 x db.

The Lord bless you and keep you

The Lord bless you and keep you

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 12/03/2015

For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 12/03/2015

A flower remembered

A flower remembered

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 05/03/2015

for SSA and piano or orchestra This tender piece was composed in memory of the victims of Fukushima in 2011. It is both reflective and heartfelt, with a simple, appealing melody, rich harmonies, and a flowing accompaniment. It is a dual language publication, allowing for performance in both Japanese and English. Orchestral material is available on hire/rental.

Delineations of Fonthill and Its Abbey

Delineations of Fonthill and Its Abbey

Author: John Rutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Delineations of the North Western Division of the County of Somerset

Delineations of the North Western Division of the County of Somerset

Author: John Rutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2013

The Culture and Diseases of the Peach

The Culture and Diseases of the Peach

Author: John Rutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2013

Magnificat

Magnificat

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 31/01/2013

for SATB and orchestra Magnificat is a joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary, inspired by feast-day festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Following the example set by Bach, the Magnificat text is extended, incorporating the fifteenth-century English poem 'Of a Rose', the prayers 'Sancta Maria', and the 'Sanctus' (set to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo). The full scores, for orchestra or chamber ensemble, are now available on sale for the first time in handsome, cloth-bound editions, and the newly set orchestral parts are available on hire.

Magnificat

Magnificat

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 31/01/2013

for SATB and chamber ensemble Magnificat is a joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary, inspired by feast-day festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Following the example set by Bach, the Magnificat text is extended, incorporating the fifteenth-century English poem 'Of a Rose', the prayers 'Sancta Maria', and the 'Sanctus' (set to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo). The full scores, for orchestra or chamber ensemble, are now available on sale for the first time in handsome, cloth-bound editions, and the newly set orchestral parts are available on hire.

I would be true

I would be true

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 03/05/2012

for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied This tender arrangement of the well-loved Irish folk melody Londonderry Air sets an uplifting poem by Howard Walter: a stirring combination of music and text that was also used at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Opening with the melody sung by tutti sopranos, the texture gradually builds to a climatic double choir section as the text celebrates the journey to God's heavenly kingdom. I would be true has been recorded by the Cambridge Singers on the CD This is the Day.

Christiana Canticles

Christiana Canticles

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 03/05/2012

for SATB and organ This is John Rutter's first setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis texts. The Magnificat features rippling organ syncopations, contrasting textures, and an emphatic Gloria. The Nunc dimittis is tender yet uplifting, beginning with a reflective, lyrical section for tenors and basses or a solo voice. This beautifully written setting is a welcome addition to the Evensong repertoire.

This is the day

This is the day

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 08/09/2011

for SATB and organ or orchestra This beautiful setting of verses from the psalms was commissioned by Westminster Abbey for the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. It was first performed on 29 April 2011 by the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal, in the presence of the royal family, and was broadcast live to millions across the globe. With elegant melodic lines and warm harmonies, This is the day is perfectly suited to performance at a wedding or special occasion, and would make a joyous addition to any concert or service.