Holiday Shop


John Rutter

Composition Types
Most Popular Works
See all

Biography

Born: September 24, 1945; London, England  
John Rutter is one of England's best-known composers of the late twentieth century, as well as a widely respected choral conductor and music scholar and editor. While his choral works (including the Te Deum, Magnificat, and Requiem) are the most familiar, he has also written instrumental works, including a piano concerto, the Suite Antique for flute, harpsichord, and strings, and two children's operas.

Musically he could be characterized
Read more as a reactionary, as his works show very distinct influences from the past and show almost no signs of progressivism or even contemporary influences. He has a strong sense of the English musical traditions, and some of the more significant English musical influences on his work include Ralph Vaughn Williams, William Walton, and Benjamin Britten. Non-English influences include Fauré, Gregorian chant, and Bach, and his Suite Antique is a direct tribute to the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, written for the same instruments and in the same style. However, his music's immediate accessibility, being both tuneful and expressive, and its wide general appeal have still earned him a place in the English musical tradition, though not the place of an innovator, and while he is most popular in England and the United States, his music is performed worldwide.

He began his musical career as a member of the Highgate School chorus, continued to study organ, and went on to Cambridge University, where he studied at Clare College. At the age of 30, in 1975, he returned to Clare, where he was director of music. In 1979, however, he left the position in order to give more attention to composing and to conducting, though he still contributed to the study of choral music, acting as an editor in the Carols for Choirs and Oxford Choral Classics series. He formed the Cambridge Singers in 1981, though once they were established as a leading chamber choir, he left off leadership of the group, again in order to concentrate on composing and conducting. In 1985, his Requiem had its first performance, followed in 1990 by his Magnificat and his 1993 Psalmfest. In 1996, he was awarded a Lambeth Doctorate of Music by the Archbishop of Canterbury, for his services to church music. In addition to all of these activities, he manages a CD label, Collegium Records, largely devoted to his own music. This was more or less by chance; he had no intention of doing so until an established label offered him a contract; the terms struck him as being so unsatisfactory that he decided to do it himself. Read less
The John Rutter Christmas Album / The Cambridge Singers
Release Date: 09/24/2002   Label: Collegium Records  
Catalog: 510   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

Candlelight / Rutter, The Cambridge Singers, Et Al
Release Date: 10/09/2007   Label: Collegium Records  
Catalog: 518   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

A Double Celebration / Rutter, Cambridge Singers
Release Date: 09/09/2014   Label: Collegium Records  
Catalog: 137   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $16.99
CD: $13.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Christmas Star & A Christmas Festival / Rutter, Cambridge Singers
Release Date: 11/19/2013   Label: Collegium Records  
Catalog: 306   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $24.99
CD: $19.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $24.99   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Glass, Rutter, Francaix: Harpsichord Concertos / Christopher Lewis
Release Date: 09/24/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573146   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $9.99
CD: $7.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $9.99   CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Browse 1-25 of 259 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 10 11
  • 1.
    Candlelight Carols - Music for Chorus & Harp / Kerrod, Quigley, Seraphic Fire
    Label: Seraphic Fire Media   Catalog: 14 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Thomas,  John Rutter,  Francis Poulenc,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Jacqueline Kerrod
    Conductor:  Patrick Dupré Quigley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seraphic Fire
    On sale!
    CD: $15.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!     CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 2.
    Favourite Carols From King's / King's College Choir
    Label: King's College Choir   Catalog: 7 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry John Gauntlett,  Harold Edwin Darke,  John Francis Wade,  Traditional  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 3.
    The Wonder of Christmas / Elora Festival Singers
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573421 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry John Gauntlett,  Traditional,  Benjamin Britten,  Benjamin Russell Hanby  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Bloss
    Conductor:  Noel Edison
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
    Recommendation
    On sale! $9.99
    CD: $7.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $9.99   CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 4.
    There Is No Rose /	Les Sirenes
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6249 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Tarik O'Regan,  Traditional,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Sirènes
    Recommendation
    On sale!
    CD: $10.99
    Back Order
    On sale!     CD:  $10.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 5.
    Carols From King's College, Cambridge
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 628790 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry John Gauntlett,  Traditional,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Franz Xaver Gruber  ... 
    Performer:  Ian Hare,  John [classical organ] Wells,  Stephen Varcoe,  Benjamin Bayl  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Philip Ledger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
    On sale! $18.99
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $18.99   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 6.
    Christmas At Glasgow Cathedral
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 1105 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry John Gauntlett,  Herbert Howells,  Edvard Grieg,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  Malcolm Sim
    Conductor:  Richard Pratt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glasgow Cathedral Choir
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $16.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 7.
    Christmas Carols / Knabenchor Hannover, London Brass
    Label: Rondeau Productions   Catalog: 7017 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Anonymous,  Thomas Weelkes,  Herbert Howells  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Brass,  Hannover Boys' Choir
    On sale! $18.99
    CD: $16.99
    Back Order
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $18.99   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 8.
    Lux de Caelo - Music for Christmas / Choir of Clare College Cambridge
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907615 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  William Mathias,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Harrison,  Helen [Soprano Vocal] Lilley,  David Miller,  William Cole  ... 
    Conductor:  Graham Ross
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir,  Dmitri Ensemble
    Recommendation
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 9.
    James Galway - The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 302633 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 73
    Composer:  Arthur Smith,  Various,  Traditional,  Stan Lebowsky  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  Sylvia,  Marisa Robles,  Phillip Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jörg Faerber,  Eduardo Mata  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Galway Pops Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $199.98
    CD: $169.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $199.98   CD:  $169.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 10.
    A Double Celebration / Rutter, Cambridge Singers
    Label: Collegium Records   Catalog: 137 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Amner,  Anonymous,  Thomas Tallis,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Mark Williams,  Mark Padmore,  Donna Deam,  Frances Jellard  ... 
    Conductor:  John Rutter,  John Birch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  City of London Sinfonia,  BBC Concert Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 11.
    Der Musikalische Adventskalender
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 93322 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Reger,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Colin Mawby  ... 
    Performer:  Lajos Lencsés,  Thomas Hammes,  Gaby Pas-Van Riet,  Sophie Hallynck  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcus Creed,  Thomas Hopp,  Matthias Bartsch,  Anne Kohler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble,  St. Quintin Choir,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    On sale!
    CD: $13.99
    Back Order
    MP3 Available
    On sale!     CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 12.
    El Sistema at Salzburg Festival / Rattle, National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 716908 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  George Gershwin,  Leonard Bernstein,  Johann Strauss Sr.  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Jesús Parra
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela,  White Hands Choir of Venezuela
    DVD: $24.99
    In Stock
    DVD:  $24.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 13.
    El Sistema At Salzburg Festival / Rattle, National Children's Symphony Orchestra Of Venezuela [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 717004 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  George Gershwin,  Leonard Bernstein,  Johann Strauss Sr.  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Jesús Parra
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela,  White Hands Choir of Venezuela
    Blu-ray Video: $39.99
    In Stock
    Blu-ray Video:  $39.99 Add to Cart

  • 14.
    Celebration Of The Spirit
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2013021 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  John Rutter,  Benjamin Britten,  Michael Tippett
    Performer:  Jonathan Brown,  Rachel Masters
    Conductor:  Timothy Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wallace Collection (Brass Ensemble)
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 15.
    Let It Snow / Mayer, King's Singers
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001966502 Release Date: 12/03/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jule Styne,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Michael Praetorius,  James Pierpont  ... 
    Performer:  Albrecht Mayer,  Beni Araki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $11.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 16.
    Christmas Star & A Christmas Festival / Rutter, Cambridge Singers
    Label: Collegium Records   Catalog: 306 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  Lowell Mason,  William James Kirkpatrick,  Mel Torme  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Williams,  Andrew Williams,  Melanie Marshall,  Clara Sanabras  ... 
    Conductor:  John Rutter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra,  Farnham Youth Choir  ... 
    On sale! $24.99
    CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $24.99   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 17.
    Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Rutter: Dancing Day / Stefansson, Waage, Graduale Nobili
    Label: Smekkleysa   Catalog: 19 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  John Rutter
    Conductor:  Jón Stefánsson,  Elísabet Waage
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graduale Nobili
    Recommendation
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 18.
    My Spirit Sang All Day
    Label: Atoll Records (New Zealand)   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerald Finzi,  James Erb,  John Rutter,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Claire Caldwell,  John Wells,  Maugapaia Ropeti-Lupeli,  Patrick Tanielu
    Conductor:  Terence Maskell
    Recommendation
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 19.
    Joy To The World: An American Christmas
    Label: Coro   Catalog: 16117 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Jacob Niles,  Morten Lauridsen,  Lowell Mason,  Richard Storrs Willis  ... 
    Performer:  Sonja DuToit Tengblad,  Thomas Armstrong,  Woodrow Bynum,  Stefan [Tenor (Vocal)] Reed
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
    On sale! $17.98
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $17.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 20.
    Veni Emmanuel / Ross, Choir of Clare College
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907579 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Herbert Howells,  Roderick Williams,  Michael Praetorius  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolas Haigh,  William McKie,  Stefan [Tenor Vocal] Kennedy,  Gabrielle [Soprano (Vocal)] Haigh  ... 
    Conductor:  Graham Ross
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Clare College Choir
    Recommendation
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 21.
    Christmas From Magdalen College, Oxford
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1268 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Richard Farrant,  Paul Manz,  Jonathan Dove  ... 
    Performer:  Benjamin Giddens,  Daniel Hyde
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 22.
    Glass, Rutter, Francaix: Harpsichord Concertos / Christopher Lewis
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573146 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Rutter,  Jean Françaix,  Philip Glass
    Performer:  Christopher D. Lewis
    Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  West Side Chamber Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $9.99
    CD: $7.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $9.99   CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 23.
    Let The Amen Sound
    Label: Mark   Catalog: 50772 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Brian Balmages,  David R. Holsinger,  John Rutter,  Travis Cross  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard R. Fischer
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 24.
    O Praise The Lord Of Heaven - Music Of Rejoicing & Reflection By John Rutter
    Label: Collegium Records   Catalog: 522 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Rutter
    Conductor:  John Rutter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
    On sale! $11.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $11.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 25.
    English Choral Music Of The Twentieth Century
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1323 Release Date: 07/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Michael Tippett,  Sir William Walton,  William Henry Harris  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Farr
    Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
    Recommendation
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 ... 10 11