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The mysterious, quasi-plainsong opening sung by the second choir is answered as if from on high by the first choir. This eventually leads to a central section, Allegro energico, in which the two choirs continue to answer each other. This subsides in turn to a quieter final section where the chorale Schmücke dich by Johann Crüger (1598–1662) is delicately reharmonized by Rutter, bringing the work to a peaceful conclusion.
from notes by William McVicker © 1997
|Advent at St Paul's|
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|Journey into light|
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|Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music|
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|Rutter: Requiem & other choral works|
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