Gloria is one of John Rutter's most ambitious concert works. The composer sees this work as analogous to a symphony, with its three movements allegro vivace, andante, vivace e ritmico - i.e. fast,
These three magnificent compositions have been combined into a suite of three movements. The first movement is written for antiphonal brass, with the trumpets and trombones playing from the rear or balcony
In planning the piece on which this arrangement is based, John Rutter said, "In 1985 I had written a requiem - which, like any requiem, inevitably reflects on death - why not write the opposite, a work
Psalm 150 was composed for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. At the premiere performance in St. Paul's Cathedral, reflective, ethereal sections at key points in the music were sung by a
The final movement of John Rutter's Magnificat inspired Keith Allen, conductor of the Birmingham Symphonic Winds (UK) to suggest it as a perfect candidate for a concert band piece. With approval from the
Quite a work and not a piece you might have expected from the renowned composer of some of the classics of contemporary sacred choral music. It's a giant of a piece that allows everyone in the ensemble to
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