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Classic FM takes a look at John Rutter's compositions by genre. He doesn't only compose Christmas carols!
Choral Works 25%
■ Dominated by the Gloria, Magnificat and Requiem, other musical delights include the Te Deum and the Mass Of The Children.
■ Core genre in Rutter’s creative output which features such favourites as For The Beauty Of The Earth and All Things Bright And Beautiful.
■ Although less well known, there are a number of absolute gems, including Five Childhood Lyrics, Birthday Madrigals and The Sprig of Thyme.
Orchestral & Instrumental 14%
■ Small in number but high in quality, don’t miss the delightful Suite For Strings, Partita for Orchestra, Five Meditations and the Beatles Concerto.
■ Peerless series of original compositions and arrangements that define Christmas time, including the Angels’ Carol and Shepherd’s Pipe Carol.
Stage Works 9%
■ Four cherishable scores – Bang!, The Piper Of Hamelin, The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind In The Willows – are well worth seeking out.