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Track(s) taken from CDA67259

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

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: January 2001
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2001
Total duration: 6 minutes 36 seconds

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Simon Wall (tenor), The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)


'Delicious performances of Rutter’s wonderfully approachable and finely crafted vocal writing. The sound, too, is outstanding … roof-raising performances of a representative programme [of] Rutter’s sacred choral music. The artistry of the 25 full-bodied voices of Polyphony is beyond reproach. Greatly enjoyed and strongly recommended' (Gramophone)

'These vibrant performances amply demonstrate the qualities that give the repertoire its lasting and popular appeal … a concert that will bring widespread comfort and joy' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A triumphantly exuberant performance of the Gloria, which deservedly remains one of John Rutter’s most popular works. ‘Come down, O Love divine’, a lyrical, ardent work … beautifully written and sublimely sung … For those who admire Rutter’s work, this disc, performed as it is in such exemplary fashion, will be a festival' (International Record Review)
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

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Rutter: Mass of the Children & other sacred music
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