New Choral Titles by John Rutter

New Choral Titles by John Rutter
Oxford University Press have just released new repertoire by John Rutter CBE, including four pieces for the holiday season.

John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.



Angel’s Carol
SS/SA/SATB & harp/piano/orchestra
A joyful carol of celebration with the refrain 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'. Compatible with both the upper- and mixed-voice versions.
Full Score Set of Parts

I Wish You Christmas
SATB & small orchestra
This uplifting Christmas carol demonstrates Rutter's gift for writing engaging and memorable tunes.
Full Score Set of Parts

The Very Best Time of The Year
SATB and piano or chamber ensemble
Set of parts for the secular carol, which celebrates all that we love about the festive season
Full Score Set of Parts

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
SATB & Chamber Orchestra
Full score for John Rutter's charming arrangement of the enduringly popular carol.
Full Score Set of Parts

Christ the Lord is Risen Again
SATB and organ or orchestra
John Rutter's original setting of this popular Easter hymn is resplendent and celebratory, with frequent metre changes that give a fresh feel to these historic words.
Vocal Score

Visions
Solo violin, upper-voice choir, with harp, and strings or organ
Visions is a four-movement showpiece for solo violin in unique combination with upper-voice choir, harp, and strings (or organ). Inspired by the idea of 'Jerusalem' both as a Holy City and a utopian ideal of heavenly peace and seraphic bliss, the composer has selected four biblical texts, in English and Latin, that express different aspects of this vision. The profound subject matter is taken up in the celestial soundworld of the choir and the virtuosic, vibrant, and expressive writing for violin, all set against a backdrop of rich textures and harmonies in the strings and harp. The accompaniment is available in two different instrumentations: harp and string ensemble or harp and organ.
Vocal Score Organ Part Harp Solo Violin Part