On this day in 2020, The John Rutter Piano Collection: A Flower Remembered was released by Decca.
Performed by Wayne Marshall, the album features eight of John Rutter’s best-loved choral pieces, spanning the last 40 years, transcribed for solo piano by the composer himself. The sheet music is published by Oxford University Press and is a versatile collection for the many admirers of John’s works. 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.