On this day in 2020, The John Rutter Piano Album was published by Oxford University Press.
A welcome collection of piano transcriptions made by the composer himself, featuring eight of his best-loved choral pieces spanning the last 40 years. Designed for pianists at early intermediate level, the collection provides skilful and approachable arrangements of classics such as The Lord bless you and keep you, All things bright and beautiful, and For the beauty of the earth, as well as recent gems like A flower remembered, all for performance use or enjoyment at home. Clearly presented and laid out, the transcriptions also include the texts (lyrics) within the piano score, for reference or potential sing-alongs. This is a versatile collection for the many admirers of John’s works.
The pieces in The John Rutter Piano Album were recorded by Wayne Marshall for Decca and can be found on The John Rutter Piano Collection: A Flower Remembered.