La Berceuse (French Lullaby)

La Berceuse (French Lullaby) : Vocal score

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for SATB & piano/chamber orchestra This charming carol, composed in 1975 by Barbara Bell, was discovered by John Rutter, who enlisted the help of John Suchet and Classic FM to track down the composer. Haunting in character, but with a delightful French waltz feel and a sweeping piano part, La Berceuse has been recorded by Voces8 on the Decca label.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 186 x 233 x 1mm | 28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193413876
  • 9780193413870

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La Berceuse is a beautiful and simple lullaby with words and music by Barbara Bell. The words are only printed in French which may limit its use, but John Rutter has made an attractive arrangement (with orchestration available) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the carol which won the Bach Choir carol competition in 1975. * Gordon Appleton, Sunday by Sunday (CMQ), December 2016 *
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About Barbara Bell

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.
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