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John Rutter - Gloria and other sacred music

John Rutter - Gloria and other sacred music

Polyphony, Stephen Layton

After the huge success of their recording of Rutter's Requiem (featured in last year's Top 20), Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton, turn their attention to another popular work of John Rutter—Gloria. Also included on the disc are some first-recordings including the delightful unaccompanied works A Clare Benediction (written for Clare College, Cambridge) and Come down, O Love Divine—a double-choir piece premiered by the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral in Westminster Abbey in 1998.  The City of London Sinfonia (involved in numerous recordings of Rutter's work) are joined by the fine brass ensemble, The Wallace Collection.

Gramophone Editor's Choice
Gramophone Critics' Choice

“Delicious performances of Rutter's wonderfully approachable and finely crafted vocal writing.  The sound, too, is outstanding.” (Malcolm Riley, Gramophone Magazine)

Label: Hyperion
Release date: 2001

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