John Rutter: Distant Land, The Orchestral Collection ()

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John Rutter: Distant Land, The Orchestral Collection - John Rutter
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  1. Distant Land (A Prayer for Freedom), for chorus
  2. What Sweeter Music
  3. Blow, blow, thou winter wind
  4. Candlelight
  5. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace
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  1. Distant Land (A Prayer for Freedom), for chorus
  2. What Sweeter Music
  3. Blow, blow, thou winter wind
  4. Candlelight
  5. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace
  6. The Lord bless you and keep you
  7. 1. A-roving
  8. 2. I have a bonnet trimmed with blue
  9. 3. O waly waly
  10. 4. Dashing away
  11. 1. Prelude
  12. 2. Ostinato
  13. 3. Aria
  14. 4. Waltz
  15. 5. Chanson
  16. 6. Rondeau
  17. First Movement. She loves you; Eleanor Rigby; Yesterday; All my loving;
  18. Second Movement. Here, there and everywhere; Something
  19. Third Movement. Can't buy love; The long and winding road
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If John Rutter's lush, maximalist textures and gigantic string-laden compositions and arrangements move you, this collection of orchestral pieces certainly will be your cup of tea (herbal, of course). In his vocal works, Rutter occasionally uses instrumental restraint so as not to distract from the power in his message. But here, the stops are out. Aside from the rather impressionistic title cut, the rest of the pieces here are multi-part suites or "meditations." The "Five Meditations for Orchestra" work the best since each ...

John Rutter: Distant Land, The Orchestral Collection 2004, Decca

UPC: 028947612421

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