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Rutter, John (b1945)  

John Rutter

born: 1945
country: United Kingdom

John Rutter was born in London in 1945. After music studies at Clare College Cambridge, he taught at the University of Southampton before returning to Cambridge as director of music at Clare College in 1975. Since 1979 he has devoted his time to composition and professional conducting work with The Cambridge Singers. Rutter is a master of adapting his compositional style and technique to the musical demands of the group for which he is writing. He has become one of the most successful composers in recent years, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It has been said that his idiom grows out of the English choral tradition, as exemplified by Holst, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Britten and Tippett, spiced with the harmonic and melodic language of Fauré and Duruflé. But such an analysis does disservice to the sheer adaptability of his style, his skill as a tunesmith and his seemingly innate ability to perceive both the nature of the occasion for which a piece is to be written and the musical skills of the performers for whom he is writing. This combination makes Rutter a highly successful modern-day composer of Gebrauchsmusik – music for events, or ‘music for use’.

from notes by William McVicker 2005

Albums
'Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music' (CDA67259)
Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67259 
'Rutter: Music for Christmas' (CDA67245)
Rutter: Music for Christmas
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67245 
'Rutter: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA30017)
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30017  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Rutter: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA66947)
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66947 
'A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey' (CDA67716)
A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67716 
'A Christmas Present from Polyphony' (NOEL2)
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
Buy by post £4.50 NOEL2  Super-budget price sampler — Last few CD copies remaining  
'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55463  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Christmas at St John's Cambridge' (CDA67576)
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67576  Please, someone, buy me …  
'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
NOEL1  Super-budget price sampler — Download only  
'Howells: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA67914)
Howells: Requiem & other choral works
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67914 
'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10' (CDA67458)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67458 
'The English Anthem, Vol. 7' (CDA67087)
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67087 
'The English Anthem, Vol. 8' (CDA67483)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67483 
'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
Buy by post £4.50 SPCC2000  Super-budget price sampler  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A choral fanfare (Rutter)
A Clare Benediction (Rutter)
A crown of glory (Rutter)
A Gaelic blessing (Rutter)
A prayer of Saint Patrick (Rutter)
All my hope on God is founded  First line to Michael (Howells/Rutter)
Angel Tidings (Rutter)
Angels' Carol (Rutter)
As the bridegroom to his chosen (Rutter)
Away in a manger (Rutter)
Birthday madrigals (Rutter)
Birthday madrigals (Rutter)
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon  First line to A choral fanfare (Rutter)
Candlelight Carol (Rutter)
Cantate Domino  No 5 of Psalmfest (Rutter)
Carol of the Children (Rutter)
Christ be with me, Christ within me  First line to A prayer of Saint Patrick (Rutter)
Christmas Lullaby (Rutter)
Come down, O Love divine (Rutter)
Deep peace of the running wave to you  First line to A Gaelic blessing (Rutter)
Donkey Carol (Rutter)
Dormi, Jesu (Rutter)
Draw on, sweet night  No 2 of Birthday madrigals (Rutter)
Gloria (Rutter)
Glory be to thee, O Lord, glory be to thee  First line to Hymn to the Creator of Light (Rutter)
Go forth into the world (Rutter)
God be in my head (Rutter)
Hymn to the Creator of Light (Rutter)
I my Best-Beloved's am (Rutter)
I will lift up mine eyes (Rutter)
I wonder as I wander (Rutter)
Jesus Child (Rutter)
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace (Rutter)
Love came down at Christmas (Rutter)
Lux aeterna  Movement 7 of Requiem (Rutter)
Mary's Lullaby (Rutter)
Michael (Howells/Rutter)
My true love hath my heart  No 4 of Birthday madrigals (Rutter)
Nativity Carol (Rutter)
Open thou mine eyes (Rutter)
Out of the deep  Movement 2 of Requiem (Rutter)
Pie Jesu  Movement 3 of Requiem (Rutter)
Praise the Lord, O my soul (Rutter)
Psalmfest (Rutter)
Requiem (Rutter)
Sans Day Carol (Rutter)
Second Amen (Rutter)
Shepherd's Pipe Carol (Rutter)
Silent night (Rutter)
Star Carol (Rutter)
Te Deum (Rutter)
The Lord bless you and keep you (Rutter)
The Lord is my light and my salvation (Rutter)
The Lord is my shepherd  Movement 6 of Requiem (Rutter)
The very best time of the year (Rutter)
There is a flower (Rutter)
Thy perfect love (Rutter)
To everything there is a season (Rutter)
Variations on an Easter Theme 'O filii et filiae' (Rutter)
What sweeter music? (Rutter)
Wild Wood Carol (Rutter)
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