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I my Best-Beloved's am

First line:
Confirma hoc, Deus
October 1999
author of text
Latin nuptial responses in the old Tridentine rite
author of text

I my Best-Beloved’s am (2000) was written for the BBC Singers and first performed by them at a concert in Canterbury Cathedral on the theme of the seven sacraments. I was assigned the theme of marriage, and found my text by combining the Latin nuptial responses (sung by the tenors and basses) with a lovely and little-known poem by the Jacobean Francis Quarles (sung by the sopranos and altos).

from notes by John Rutter 2003


Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music
Rutter: Mass of the Children & other sacred music
COLCD129Download only


Track 7 on CDA67259 [6'36]
Track 12 on COLCD129 [6'40] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA67259 track 7

Recording date
6 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music (CDA67259)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 2001
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