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for soprano soloist, mixed choir, and small orchestra This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English) are from the Missa pro Defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. The seven sections form an arch-like meditation on the themes of life and death: prayers on behalf of all humanity, psalms, personal prayers to Christ, and in the central Sanctus an affirmation of divine glory. The full scores have been edited and engraved by the composer himself and are presented in handsome, cloth-bound editions. Vocal and orchestral material is available on hire.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 120 pages
  • 254 x 332 x 15mm | 889g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Full score (orchestra)
  • 0193380927
  • 9780193380929
  • 2,156,408

Table of contents

Requiem aeternam ; Out of the deep (Psalm 130) ; Pie Jesu ; Sanctus ; Agnus Dei ; The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) ; Lux aeterna
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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.
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