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I my Best-Beloved's am

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

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