John Rutter’s What Sweeter Music is a classic carol about the birth of a heavenly king. It was written to awaken the strings and voice. It is a Christmas carol with a twist. Here’s a quick review of some of Rutter’s compositions.
Philip Brunelle has a connection with composer John Rutter, so he suggested that the choir give the new carol its first U.S. premiere during VocalEssence’s annual “Welcome Christmas” concert. Rutter has been composing for Christmas since high school. He recently guest-conducted VocalEssense.
Rutter has composed many large-scale choral works, many of which have been performed on tour. He has also written a piano concerto and two children’s operas. His other pieces have been written for television, for the theater, and for a variety of groups. He has composed a number of Christmas choral works, and has edited several series of Christmas music for choirs and orchestra.
Rutter has been composing and directing Christmas music for over two decades. He has teamed up with the Cambridge Singers to create a wonderful Christmas collection. His music celebrates the story of the birth of Jesus and the joy and peace of the season. In his compositions, he takes elements of traditional religious carols and mixes them with contemporary Christmas music.
The two composers are among the most versatile musical minds of their generation. They both have written a Christmas carol set to a Shakespeare text and are also among the most versatile composers of this type. Sea Change is an emotional, dissonant work, with some Britten-esque elements. Other works include “A Farewell to Arms” and “A Good-Night,” a song written in memory of Linda McCartney.
Among the many recordings of the Cambridge Singers, this recording illustrates his diverse repertoire. Not limited to one style or period, the collection contains sacred and secular pieces, accompanied works, and works for children. There are many works by John Rutter, and several of them are very enjoyable.
The Cambridge Singers is an ensemble founded by John Rutter in 1979. This choir performs his work, and the acoustic of the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral is perfect for this kind of performance. The Office of Compline, an English service of prayer, is sung in English and incorporates traditional chants. The Precentor and Reader, Simon Wall, are both members of the Cambridge Singers.
Rutter has also recorded sacred choral works. Most of these works are motets, but he has also recorded works by Gabrieli and Lassus. His anthology of European Sacred Music also includes Josquin’s Ave Maria. Rutter is a master of choral music and is highly sought after for his interpretations.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of Christmas carols or simply a newbie, this CD is sure to delight you. The program includes traditional carols, modern classics, and lighthearted arrangements. Recorded in two churches in London, What Sweeter Music is a perfect companion to your favorite Christmas carols.
The songs in this collection are spiritual, convivial, poetic, and earthy. This collection contains ten SATB carols as well as accompanied versions. This collection will be a favorite of choirs and will be a hit for the holiday season. This collection features a plethora of styles and genres, and is a must-have for every choir!
In addition to classic carols, there are some lesser-known songs that are perfect for the holiday season. For example, there’s the classic Merrily on High. But it also includes songs by Daniel Nelson, Carolyn Jennings, and Eric Whitacre. The liner notes are beautifully done, and the arrangements are impeccable. You can hear the beautiful sound of the choir as they perform pieces by Handl and Bach, as well as lesser-known composers.
The SVCC is a group of young voices that sing Christmas carols from around the world. They are an ideal accompaniment for holiday performances and worship services. These talented young voices sing beautiful harmonies as they sing a variety of familiar songs. They are the perfect addition to your Christmas playlist!
This collection is also rich with contemporary Christmas carols. The King’s College Choir regularly performs new carols on Christmas Eve. Their director, Stephen Cleobury, has a long-standing commitment to supporting new music. In addition to traditional Christmas carols, the programme also features pieces by contemporary composers.
Whether you are a fan of traditional carols or want a fresh sound this holiday season, What Sweeter Music offers the perfect solution. This collection features original songs alongside traditional ones, and has plenty of audience interaction. It includes five choral works, a solo work, and two instrumental works. The collection is great for concerts, but it’s also perfect for church services.