John Rutter endeavored over many Christmases to reinvigorate the genre of the Christmas carol, not necessarily by replacing traditional images and tunes with new creations, but by re-translating them in his
Commissioned as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton, this anthem by John Rutter was one of the highlights of the wedding. This arrangement is taken from the setting for orchestra and chorus
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 melody of this composition is beautiful in its simplicity, and the words are descriptive of the holiday spirit. This arrangement is written and intended for combined band and chorus but may be performed
This second John Rutter Christmas medley arranged for band includes an exciting setting of a Ding Dong! Merrily on High; The Very Best Time of Year; I Saw Three Ships;
Another John Rutter delight for the season arranged here for combined concert band and chorus or for band alone. The choral parts are included in the score for reference, but are not a part of the download.
Originally written as a choral piece inspired by the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, composer John Rutter was encouraged to make a purely orchestral version from which this concert band arrangement
Down by the Riverside is a spiritual that was sung by slaves in the South as a work song. It dates back to before the American Civil War. John Rutter's Lively arrangement of this barnstorming
From the Feel the Spirit collection of seven spirituals originally arranged for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra, this classic is arranged here for mezzo-soprano, choir and concert band but can
From the Feel the Spirit collection of seven spirituals originally arranged for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra, this classic is arranged here for mezzo-soprano, choir and concert band but can be
Zion hears the watchmen singing (Zion hört die Wächter singen) is the fourth of seven movements of Bach's cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme ('Awake, calls the voice to us'), BWV 140, also
This work was composed by John Rutter to mark the colorful commemoration of the landmark event in the history of justice and freedom, the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. The prevailing
This work represents something new in the composer's work as it was conceived for a children's choir alongside an adult mixed choir, two soloists, and orchestra (now band). The children's choir adds 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
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