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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
'Rutter: Music for Christmas' (CDA67245)
Rutter: Music for Christmas
'Rutter: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA30017)
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
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'Rutter: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA66947)
Rutter: Requiem & other choral works
'A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey' (CDA67716)
A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey
'A Christmas Present from Polyphony' (NOEL2)
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
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'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
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'Christmas at St John's Cambridge' (CDA67576)
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
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'Howells: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA67914)
Howells: Requiem & other choral works
'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10' (CDA67458)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 7' (CDA67087)
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
'The English Anthem, Vol. 8' (CDA67483)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
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Complete works available for download
A choral fanfare Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A Clare Benediction Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A crown of glory St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
A Gaelic blessing Polyphony, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stephen Layton (conductor)
A prayer of Saint Patrick Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Angel Tidings Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Angels' Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
As the bridegroom to his chosen Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Away in a manger Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Candlelight Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Carol of the Children Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Christmas Lullaby Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Come down, O Love divine Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Donkey Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Dormi, Jesu Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Dormi, Jesu Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Gloria Polyphony, The Wallace Collection, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Go forth into the world Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
God be in my head Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
God be in my head St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Hymn to the Creator of Light Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Hymn to the Creator of Light St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
I my Best-Beloved's am Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
I will lift up mine eyes Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
I wonder as I wander Polyphony, Libby Crabtree (soprano), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Jesus Child Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Love came down at Christmas Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Mary's Lullaby Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Nativity Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Open thou mine eyes Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Praise the Lord, O my soul Polyphony, The Wallace Collection, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Requiem Polyphony, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Sans Day Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Second Amen Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Shepherd's Pipe Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Silent night Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Star Carol Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Te Deum Polyphony, The Wallace Collection, Stephen Layton (conductor)
The Lord bless you and keep you Polyphony, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stephen Layton (conductor)
The Lord is my light and my salvation Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
The very best time of the year Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
There is a flower Polyphony, Cecilia Osmond (soprano), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
There is a flower Quintin Beer (treble), St John's College Choir Cambridge, David Hill (conductor)
Thy perfect love Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
To everything there is a season Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Variations on an Easter Theme 'O filii et filiae' Christopher Herrick (organ), Jeremy Spurgeon (organ)
What sweeter music? Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Wild Wood Carol Polyphony, Robert Rice (baritone), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
HERBERT HOWELLS  (1892-1983)
Michael Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor), Jeremy Cole (organ)
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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