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Be Thou My Vision - John Rutter / Cambridge Singers, Et Al


Release Date: 10/19/2004 
Label:  Collegium Records   Catalog #: 514   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge SingersCity of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


John Rutter has made his phemonemally successful career primarily through his church music--unfailingly accessible, eminently singable, memorably melodic, with familiar, often pop-flavored harmonies in settings that always respect and honor the texts and promise listeners a satisfying experience. His legacy has been sealed not only by the countless choirs that have sung and recorded his works, but especially through his recordings with his own hand-picked choir, The Cambridge Singers. With this stellar ensemble he has made a distinguished catalog of first-rate performances, not only of his own compositions, but of works by most of the great European choral masters, from Byrd, Brahms, Debussy, and
Read more Poulenc to Stanford, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, and Britten. Rutter and his choir also are known for their substantial contribution to the catalog of recorded Christmas music, offering no less than a half dozen titles that are now standard library classics.


This new release from Collegium actually is a compilation of 21 of Rutter's "church anthems" collected from previous recordings, a logical conceptual package designed both for those who already have these pieces, scattered throughout several CDs, and for newcomers to Rutter's work. Because the composer/conductor is very involved with and choosy about recording techniques and venues (only two producers and three locations are used in all of these selections), and he is uncompromising regarding a performance's musical values, sonic and musical consistency from track to track is simply not an issue, even though the recordings cover a period of more than 10 years. If you're a Rutter fan and you want this interesting mix of very popular and somewhat rare anthems on one disc, I need offer no further encouragement; if you want to know why Rutter is one of today's most popular and beloved composers, begin with track 4, A Gaelic Blessing, and you'll understand. [10/26/2004]
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Be thou my vision by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
2.
Open thou mine eyes by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
3.
I will sing with the spirit by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 
Language: English 
4.
A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
Wings of the morning by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; England 
Language: English 
6.
O be joyful in the Lord by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 
7.
All things bright and beautiful by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
8.
I will lift up mine eyes by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; England 
Language: English 
9.
As the bridegroom to his chosen by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
10.
A prayer of St Patrick by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
11.
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
12.
Look at the world by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
13.
O clap your hands by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
14.
The Lord is my light and my salvation by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
15.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
16.
I believe in springtime by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
17.
God be in my head by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
18.
A Clare Benediction by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
For the beauty of the earth by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; England 
Language: English 
20.
Thy perfect love by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 
21.
Lord bless you and keep you by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: English 

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