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Five Childhood lyrics


The Five Childhood lyrics (1973) are a kind of ‘homage’ to the world of children. I chose for my texts some of the rhymes and verses remembered from my earliest years, and set them to music as simply as I could—though the last of the five, which uses a familiar nursery tune, contains a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek elaboration.

from notes by John Rutter © 1992


Rutter: Fancies & other works
CSCD516Download only


No 1: Monday's child
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Track 13 on CSCD516 [2'53] Download only
No 2: The owl and the pussy-cat
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Track 14 on CSCD516 [1'42] Download only
No 3: Windy nights  Whenever the moon and the stars are set
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Track 15 on CSCD516 [1'08] Download only
No 4: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
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Track 16 on CSCD516 [1'46] Download only
No 5: Sing a song of sixpence
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Track 17 on CSCD516 [1'42] Download only

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