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Musicians are a mischievous lot – as evidenced by the nickname ascribed to John Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing. No sooner had it been composed in than it . for SATB and organ, or harp and strings John Rutter’s enduringly popular Gaelic Blessing is presented here with commentary and performance. A GAELIC BLESSING lyrics! Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Choose your country or region Close. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Under the Dark Star. Cecilia Virgo Gabriel Jackson.

Jobn Song of Songs Howard Skempton. Retrieved 11 January The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature. O waly, waly John Rutter.

John Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing

The choir voices enter together, with the lower voices also moving slowly like the left hand a full measure for “Deep”, another one for “peace”while the soprano pronounces “peace” sooner and moves up in eighth-notes on “running wave”.

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Dynamically, the music begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again later for “moon and stars”.

An Irish Benediction Antony Baldwin. Archived from the original PDF on The pattern is kept for most of the piece.

Mass of the Children John Rutter. Retrieved 6 July Royal School of Church Music.

John Rutter – A Gaelic Blessing Lyrics

Blssing climax is “Christ”, marked crescendo to a strong f “light of the world” with all voices holding the word “light” for more than a measurebut diminuendo to a very soft ending, with all voices and the accompaniment calming to slow movement.

Choral compositions Compositions by John Rutter compositions. Abide with me William H. Wings of the Morning John Rutter.

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Both Sharp’s and Rutter’s compositions begin every line with “deep peace”, and refer in a repetitive manner to the elements of nature, such as, “running wave”, “flowing air”, “quiet earth”, “shining stars”, “gentle night”, “healing light”, gaellic in Rutter’s version to “Christ, light of the world”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Dominion of Dreams: Canticles of Light Bob Chilcott. Overview Description Composer Information. Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organor orchestra.

The format of the text is based in a similar format to that found in some Celtic Christian prayers and songs, such as those found in the Christian-era Scottish Gaelic collection, the Carmina Gadelica. Away in a manger John Rutter.


Academic Skip to main content. Rejoice and be merry John Rutter.

blessign Rutter has said that his English-only composition is based on “an old Gaelic rune”, and that he added a line mentioning Jesus and the word Amen, to make it also a Christian anthem. Retrieved 3 July It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”.

John Rutter – A Gaelic Blessing Lyrics

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world’s leading dutter and orchestras.

Christmas Lullaby John Rutter. From to he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. Views Read Edit View history. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with timeline metadata.

Arise, shine John Rutter. Rutter’s setting of William Sharp’s uplifting words is serene, tender, and beautiful in its simplicity.