Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams
Choral maestro John Rutter is Charlotte's guest this week.
This week, Charlotte Green chats to one of the best-loved of all choral composers, John Rutter. He also happens to be one of Charlotte's very own personal favourites.
Rutter speaks candidly about the composing process. "What your doing is trying to reach for a tap and it's alway slightly out of reach and you don't know why," he tells Charlotte Green. "The water will flow some days, and other days you only get a miserable little drip, and other days you get absolutely nothing. And of course the worst day of all is when you write lots of stuff down and think 'Oh I've got that.' You look at it the next day and think 'Oh no, that's not good enough.'