Rutter: Gloria; Magnificat; Te Deum

Rutter: Gloria; Magnificat; Te Deum

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by Andrew Lucas
     
 

John Rutter's "Gloria" is probably his most frequently recorded large-scale piece. Written in 1974, it was his first major international commission and remains one of his most popular works. He was given explicit instructions to make it accessible, "so that a non-specialist audience could enjoy the music on first hearing," and thatSee more details below

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John Rutter's "Gloria" is probably his most frequently recorded large-scale piece. Written in 1974, it was his first major international commission and remains one of his most popular works. He was given explicit instructions to make it accessible, "so that a non-specialist audience could enjoy the music on first hearing," and that approach has characterized the bulk of his output, resulting in a divided assessment of his work: popularity with many audiences, but dismissiveness from critics and many professional musicians. The 40-minute "Magnificat" (1990) and "Te Deum" (1988) inhabit much the same aesthetic sphere as the Gloria: lyrical, perkily melodious, and, depending on one's perspective, either skillfully or slickly constructed. The album features the choirs of St. Alban Cathedral and Ensemble DeChorum, led by Andrew Lucas, and soprano soloist Elizabeth Cragg.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313265374
catalogNumber:
8572653
Rank:
150119

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Tracks

  1. Te Deum for chorus, organ & orchestra  - John Rutter  - Andrew Lucas  -  St. Alban Cathedral Choir  - Tom Winpenny  -  Ensemble DeChorum
  2. Magnificat for soprano, chorus & orchestra  - John Rutter  - Elizabeth Cragg  - Andrew Lucas  -  St. Alban Cathedral Choir  - Tom Winpenny  -  Ensemble DeChorum
  3. Gloria for chorus & brass ensemble  - John Rutter  - Andrew Lucas  -  St. Alban Cathedral Choir  - Tom Winpenny  -  Ensemble DeChorum

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