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John Rutter: The Gift of Life; Seven Sacred Pieces - Alice Gribbin (vocals); David Theodore (oboe); Helen Ashby (vocals); Kate Ashby (vocals); Cambridge Singers (choir, chorus);...
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  1. The Gift of Life, 6 Canticles of Creation, for chorus & orchestra
  2. Give the king thy judgements, O God, anthem for chorus & orchestra
  3. A flower remembered, for chorus & orchestra
  4. The Quest, for chorus & orchestra
  5. Psalm 150, for soloists, choir & organ (or brass, timpani & organ)
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  1. The Gift of Life, 6 Canticles of Creation, for chorus & orchestra
  2. Give the king thy judgements, O God, anthem for chorus & orchestra
  3. A flower remembered, for chorus & orchestra
  4. The Quest, for chorus & orchestra
  5. Psalm 150, for soloists, choir & organ (or brass, timpani & organ)
  6. Christ is the morning star, carol for chorus & orchestra
  7. All Bells in Paradise, carol for chorus & organ
  8. Rejoice and Sing, for chorus & orchestra
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When this release appeared in late 2015, it shot up the British classical charts and made strong inroads in the U.S. as well. The reason was strong anticipation: the major work on the album, The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation, was Rutter's first extended choral work in a decade. Rutter has mostly specialized in short, often a cappella, works suitable for ordinary choirs, but here he writes not just a longer piece but one whose individual parts, most of them at seven or eight minutes, are longer than his usual ...

John Rutter: The Gift of Life; Seven Sacred Pieces 2015, Collegium Records

UPC: 040888013822

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