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His music has been described as pastiche—but this is to decry the sensitivities that he exhibits in writing a particular type of music for amateur musicians. His work is beautifully crafted, and is written sensitively for voices and instruments alike. Any composer willing to attempt a setting of words such as God be in my head, usually sung to a different and well-known tune—in this case by Walford Davies—must do so with an unshakeable conviction. This short work represents a mere shaving from the composer’s workbench in terms of numbers of bars, but nonetheless the result is a very beautiful setting of fine words from the Sarum Primer.
from notes by William McVicker © 1999
|Rutter: Be thou my vision & other sacred music|
Gathered from across the Collegium catalogue, 'Be thou my vision' includes all of the church anthems and other sacred pieces for which Rutter is justly famous.» More
|Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music|
Alongside Gloria and several of Rutter's most popular shorter pieces (including 'For the Beauty of the Earth' and 'All things Bright and Beautiful') are pieces especially recorded by the Cambridge Singers for this release—'Cantate Domino', 'Arise, ...» More
|Rutter: Requiem & other choral works|
‘Here is music finely crafted, written with love for the art and an especial care for choral sound’ (Gramophone)
‘Here is music finely crafted, written with love for the art and an especial care for choral sound’ (Gramophone)» More
|The English Anthem, Vol. 7|
‘All of the music is of the very highest quality. This disc will offer lasting pleasure and satisfaction to cathedral music enthusiasts and newcomers ...
‘Rewarding indeed’ (Classic FM Magazine)» More
|The Music of St Paul's Cathedral|
'An awe-inspiring sound' (Classic FM Magazine)
'This is a worthy Millennium tribute to the musicians of St Paul’s. A disc to treasure' (Organists' Review)» More