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The King of Blis

First line:
When Criste was borne, an angell bright
composer
2009
author of text

 
John Rutter’s The King of Blis, employing a 15th-century text by James Ryman, conjures up the angel’s triumphant announcement through syncopated, fanfare-like major scales and cross rhythms, while mystical, dissonant harmonies describe the rare gifts of gold, incense and myrrh.

from notes by Ghislaine Reece-Trapp © 2019

Recordings

Now may we singen
Studio Master: SIGCD595Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Rutter: A Song in Season & other sacred music
COLCD135Download only

Details

Track 11 on COLCD135 [3'29] Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD595 [3'57] Download only

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