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SATB; Accompanied

The Latin text from the Ordinary of the Mass.

An accompaniment for orchestra without organ is also available.

The first movement of Gloria is available separately under the title Gloria 1.

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Audio sample

Duration: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Published: 13 May 1976
ISBN: 9780193380622

Programme notes

Gloria was written in 1974 in response to a commission from The Voices of Mel Olson, a choir based in the USA…

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The sacred music of John Rutter

The Cambridge Singers | Philip Jones Brass Ensemble | City of London Sinfonia
John Rutter (conductor)

The classic John Rutter album released at mid-price with bonus tracks.

Alongside Gloria and several of Rutter’s most popular shorter pieces (including For the Beauty of the Earth and All things Bright and Beautiful), are pieces especially recorded by the Cambridge Singers for this release – Cantate Domino, Arise, shine, Wedding Canticle and Hymn to the Creator of Light.

Track list

  1. Gloria: First movement – Allegro vivace
  2. Gloria: Second movement – Andante
  3. Gloria: Third movement – Vivace e ritmico
  4. All things bright and beautiful
  5. Cantate Domino
  6. O clap your hands
  7. Wedding Canticle (Blessed are all they that fear the Lord)
  8. The Lord is my shepherd
  9. A Gaelic Blessing
  10. Hymn to the Creator of Light
  11. Arise, shine
  12. Praise ye the Lord
  13. For …

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