The Gift of Life
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The Gift of Life : Six Canticles of Creation

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for mixed choir (double choir for movement 3) with orchestra or chamber ensemble The Gift of Life is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth and its creation. Setting a variety of sacred texts, including new words by the composer, the work includes the mystical 'Hymn to the Creator of Light', for double choir, as its central canticle. The surrounding movements offer a kaleidoscope of moods, from the spirited 'O all ye works of the Lord' to the majestic 'O Lord, how manifold are thy works' and culminating in the inspirational 'Believe in life'. The accompaniment is available in two versions: full orchestra or chamber ensemble. Orchestral material is available on hire/rental.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 88 pages
  • 217 x 279 x 7mm | 294g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193411504
  • 9780193411500
  • 1,169,037

Table of contents

O all ye works of the Lord ; The tree of life ; Hymn to the Creator of Light ; O Lord, how manifold are thy works ; The gift of each day ; Finale: Believe in lifeshow more

About John Rutter

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.show more