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Birthday Madrigals

Accompanied; SATB

Rutter’s music captures the varied moods of Shakespeare’s words, with their rapture, sorrow, humour, and vitality, in a way that makes these classic madrigal texts come alive for contemporary audiences. These pieces may be performed individually or as a five-movement suite.

It was a lover and his lass, My true love hath my heart, and  When daisies pied are also published for upper voices and keyboard as Three Birthday Madrigals.

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Duration: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Published: 21 September 1995
ISBN: 9780193380295

Programme notes

Birthday Madrigals was written by John Rutter in 1995 to celebrate the 75th birthday of the great jazz pianist George Shearing…

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