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John Rutter: The Gift of Life; Seven Sacred Pieces ()

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composed by John Rutter

When this release appeared in late 2015, it shot up the British classical charts and made strong inroads in the U.S. as well. The reason was strong anticipation: the major work on the album, The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation, was Rutter's first extended choral work in a decade. Rutter has mostly specialized in short, often a cappella, works suitable for ordinary choirs, but here he writes not just a longer piece but one whose individual parts, most of them at seven or eight minutes, are longer than his usual ...

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  1. The Gift of Life, 6 Canticles of Creation, for chorus & orchestra
  2. Give the king thy judgements, O God, anthem for chorus & orchestra
  3. A flower remembered, for chorus & orchestra
  4. The Quest, for chorus & orchestra
  5. Psalm 150, for soloists, choir & organ (or brass, timpani & organ)
  6. Christ is the morning star, carol for chorus & orchestra
  7. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
  8. Rejoice and Sing, for chorus & orchestra
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John Rutter: The Gift of Life; Seven Sacred Pieces
2015, Collegium Records

UPC: 040888013822


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